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Optimizing Your Website for Local Searches

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website<i>, SEO and online marketing expert Jon Rognerud shows you how to build a high-performance website and get top ranking on all search engines. In this edited excerpt, the author offers a</i> …

Local Search

How I Learned To Stop Comparing Myself To Others, And Love My Own Ideas

That last bragging tweet by a talented so-and-so got you down? Jealous of a competitor’s Facebook status update? It’s time to step away from the social media, forget about forces you can’t control, and concentrate on only one thing: being the best you realistically can be.<p>When I first started my …

Social Media

Redbox Instant is coming to Roku

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Redbox Instant by Verizon, (s vz) the video service that combines Redbox DVD rentals with a Netflix-style (s NFLX) …

Green fuel policies will cost some families £400 a year, watchdog warns

Green energy policies will cut £31 from average annual household gas and electricity bills by 2020 — far below Government forecasts, a watchdog claims.<p>Some households could be more than £400 worse off by the end of the decade. Consumer Futures says in a report that home owners are only likely to …

BBM For Android And iPhone To Launch June 27th

BlackBerry recently announced that they would launch their BBM messaging service on other platforms outside their BlackBerry 10 platforms, the BBM …

eBay's large retail screens could make 'window shopping' more expensive

You might argue that eBay is a virtual store of sorts already. But according to reports, the auction giant is planning a new spin on the term. Reuters claims that eBay plans to place 9-foot by 2-foot screens in closed retail units in a variety of locations around New York. The idea being that real …

iPhone and iPad banned in the US following Samsung dispute | Trusted Reviews

<b>Apple has been hit by a major sales ban in the US, with the Cupertino company barred from importing the iPhone 4 and older iPad ranges to the …

iPhone 6 review

The iPhone 6 marked a key turning point for Apple, as it introduced a new design and larger screen, leaving the iPhones of old in its wake.<p><i>[Update:</i> …

Tweetdeck for web and Chrome updated with cleaner user interface

If you're an avid user of Tweetdeck, we hope you're also okay feeling the brisk winds of change. The browser-based app, as well as the version on Chrome, has been updated with a fresh and clean user interface. The new design moves all of your options, settings and other buttons to one simple …

Developer Auction Begins Offering Free Intern Placement, Tests Expanding To Designers As It Pushes To Change Recruiting

Developer Auction, the startup that flips recruiting on its head by allowing engineers to put themselves up for bidding from companies in need of talent, is expanding its service to intern placement, as well as experimenting with auctions for designers.<p>The platform is fairly simple. Startups can …

Best summer skirts on the high street – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2013/jun/04/summer-skirts-high-street-pictures<p>720<p>With separates replacing the dress as fashion's current …

Barbers make a high street comeback as men go retro and abandon salons

The return of the short back and sides as the must-have hairstyle for fashion-conscious teens and twentysomethings is having a helpful impact on the …

Man finds ‘tarantula’ clinging to bananas in Lidl store

A Lidl customer went bananas this week when he found what he believes was a tarantula in the supermarket’s fruit and veg aisle.<p>Mark Drinkwater said …

Risky Innovation: Will Starbucks’s Leap Of Faith Pay Off?

The world’s largest coffeehouse chain regularly launches products before they’re perfect. Why does such a risky approach to innovation work so well?<p>In late March, as Starbucks was preparing to introduce its first offer on Groupon, the daily-deal service, the coffee chain’s chief digital officer, …

Jack Dorsey

Google Will Soon Launch Google Web Designer, A Free HTML5 Development Tool For Creating Web Apps, Sites And Ads

Google will soon launch Google Web Designer, an HTML5 development tool for “creative professionals.” The service, Google says, will launch within “the coming months” and is meant to “empower creative professionals to create cutting-edge advertising as well as engaging web content like sites and …

Why You Should Tweet From Your Deathbed

Kate Granger, a 31-year-old British doctor, is blogging her journey with terminal cancer. Her words help us understand how we live and work.<p>In a recent BBC4 radio documentary on dying a good death, Dr. Kate Granger, a 31-year-old with terminal cancer, remarked that she would be tweeting from her …

Cancer

Personal loans at record low of 4.9pc

Personal loan rates have fallen below 5pc for the first time as lenders intensify their price war.<p>Hitachi, the financial arm of the giant Japanese conglomerate, has undercut other lenders by offering the lowest ever personal loan rate, although only borrowers with perfect credit histories will be …

Are you getting the most from your ISP?

Over the past ten years, the connectivity and IP market has drastically changed with the arrival of faster, more reliable broadband that can support …

Abercrombie Isn't Alone: A Look at Other Brands That Have Shunned Consumer Segments

While Abercrombie and Fitch’s unapologetic snub of the full-figured set and exclusive courtship of “cool, good looking” shoppers, in the words of CEO Mike Jeffries, set off a firestorm of indignation among consumers and media alike, marketers have caught heat for excluding entire groups of people …

Aliko Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man

<i>With additional reporting from Luisa Kroll</i><p>Nigerian billionaire and Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has become the first African entrepreneur to lay claim to a $20 billion fortune as the stock value of his largest holding, Dangote Cement, leaped just about three-fourths since March when <i>Forbes</i> …

First meetings: The rules of a good match

The rules of first impressions apply equally in business as in any personal situation. These first moments can change the tone of a relationship, …

Pensioners at risk in Co-op crisis

Thousands of pensioners and high-net-worth investors are at risk of losing a vital income stream under a rescue being prepared for the stricken Co-operative Bank.<p>The supermarkets-to-funerals mutual is preparing an emergency rescue plan for its financial subsidiary that is expected to include losses …

Will there be banks in 2023?

The last few years haven’t been kind to our high street banks. Between a colossal recession largely caused by their own irresponsible lending, …

Yahoo Shuts Down Mail Classic, Forces Switch To New Version That Scans Your Emails To Target Ads

Starting the week of June 3rd, tomorrow, Yahoo is discontinuing Mail Classic. It’s requiring all Mail users to switch to the new version of Mail and accept a TOS/Privacy Policy update that lets it scan emails to “deliver product features, relevant advertising, and abuse protection”. You can opt out …

Watchdog 'timid' as loan sharks rampage through recession

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has been dismissed as "ineffective and timid in the extreme" over its regulation of loan sharks by a scathing …

The EDL protest no-one attended: Fascist day of action flops

A much-hyped day of protest by British fascists turned into a humiliating flop yesterday, after poorly attended British National party (BNP) and …

Isle of Man TT – the world’s most dangerous sporting event

The Isle of Man TT is, without doubt, the most dangerous race on the planet. When Japanese rider Yoshinari Matsushita died in an accident during …

Knitted Toys

<i>Treat your little one to a naptime buddy or pram companion with our roundup of the cutest and cuddliest knitted toys.</i><p>Knitted and crocheted toys make …

‘Flowers or no flowers, you just can’t replace one person with another person. Love isn’t interchangeable’

How the other half lives: Lucy Cavendish talks about her secret admirer over wine with her neighbour<p>A week later, as I pull into the driveway with the children in the car, I see another bunch of flowers on the doorstep.<p>‘Who are they from?’ asks Jerry. He sounds suspicious.<p>It’s their great fear, …

Relationships

Topshop among clothing stores told to help improve foreign factories

The chief executive of Sir Philip Green's Arcadia clothing empire is to be put under pressure by the development secretary Justine Greening to commit …