Aaron Bird

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Digify can set Gmail attachments to self-destruct, Mission Impossible style

Digify is announcing a security technology that makes it possible to track, unsend, and even self-destruct email attachments sent through Google’s Gmail.<p>The Digify tracking allows Gmail users to see when and where their content is forwarded, and they can choose to unsend attachments at any time. …

Apps

These are the 15 best tequilas in the world

Seriously, Mexican law actually states that no liquor can be labeled tequila unless it comes from the western state of Jalisco (or select districts of other Mexican states).<p>And, like sparkling wines, tequilas come in all varieties and price ranges.<p>In honor of National Tequila Day (July 24), we …

Updated Google Quality Rater Guidelines: No More Supplementary Content, Emphasis on E-A-T

Here we go again! A brand new version of the Google Quality Rater Guidelines has been released.<p>With this version we see some interesting changes. …

Fertittas set to make $225 million IPO payday

It's good to be a Fertitta. Not only is the UFC believed to be coming off a record year in terms of revenue, but co-owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta …

These 20 whiskeys just won the highest honor at an international spirits competition

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition took place last month, showcasing the very best of some 1,500 liquors. In all, nearly 50 bottles won awards - but we know what you're here for, so we compiled a list of this year's top whiskeys.<p>From the $815 John Walker & Sons Private Collection to George …

How to Use AdWords’ Customer Match: The Ultimate Guide

Perhaps it’s a testament to how nerdy I’ve become throughout my four year tenure at WordStream, but I went BANANAS last month when AdWords announced …

10 Web Metrics You Need to Track to Improve Conversion

At one point in the life of your business (as long as your building or selling something useful), you will start to attract an audience to your …

13 Tools To Take Your Blog Writing From Good To Great

Congratulations! You’ve written a fantastic blog post…but now what?<p>What will make your blog sink or swim in a sea constantly filling with …

Infographics

I sat down with a millionaire who operates 10 businesses while sailing around the world with his family

This is what he told me<p>This man, who shall remain nameless, keeps a very low profile. I happen to run into him and strike up a conversation, which …

How to Get Rich Slowly

<b>Do you want to be a Millionaire?</b><p><b>Sure you do, why not. $1,000,000 is a nice amount of money -- even at 5 percent interest in retirement, it's enough to drop $50,000 into your bank account each year to supplement whatever else you may have coming in. So let's agree that it's nice to have a Million</b> …

The Most Dangerous Leadership Traps — and the 15-Minute Daily Practice That Will Save You

Every day, <b>Chris Holmberg</b> tries to put himself out of business. As an executive coach for nearly two decades, he’s worked with leaders of tiny …

These Are The 7 Best Bourbons Under $50

Evan Williams Single Barrel<p>Purists will be delighted that every bottle of this stuff comes with hand-written note that records its barrel number and …

An In-depth Tutorial on How to Use Yoast SEO (Updated 2017!)

Question: Which plugin appears first in Google when you type in “WordPress SEO,” has over one million active installs, a 4.8-star rating in the …

PepsiCo's CEO was right. Now what?

Indra Nooyi is smiling, but it’s not a happy smile. “How many women shop here vs. men?” she asks, standing in front of a bulky stack of 32-packs of …

11 Ways To Maximize Engagement On Your Tweets

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>For gaining more engagement, clicks, retweets, and replies, Twitter images work.<p>It’s why we created Pablo—a simple way to create social media images in under 30-seconds—and it’s why we love sharing all the tips we can about creating great visuals for …

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The best bourbon on the market right now

The experts over at FindTheBest determined the best bottles of bourbon that money can buy. They looked at recent expert scores and spirits-competition judgings to come up with their Smart Rating scale. We used price to break ties, with a cheaper bottle ranking higher than a more expensive one.<p>A …

8 Winning Headline Strategies and the Psychology Behind Them

I found plenty of data about what words are used in the most shared headlines and social media posts, how long headlines should be and more.<p>What was …

The best coffeemaker

<i>This post was done in partnership with the Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home. Read the full article at</i> <i>TheSweethome.com</i><p>After two months surveying readers; interviewing coffee experts; researching makes, models, and reviews; and testing five finalist machines with a 10-person tasting …

The Most Common Mistake People Make In Calculating ROI

Your company is ready to make a big purchase — a fleet of cars, a piece of manufacturing equipment, a new computer system. But before anyone writes a check, you need to calculate the return on investment (ROI) by comparing the expected benefits with the costs. Analyzing ROI isn’t always as simple …

Marketing Is Dead, and Loyalty Killed It

So, you’ve worked your way up the corporate ladder to become Chief Marketing Officer. Pat yourself on the back – you deserve it! All done? Good. Now, please accept my condolences. Your job is obsolete, and unless you turn yourself into a Chief Loyalty Officer, you’re sure to eventually be replaced …

The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch

I am evangelizing the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. It’s quite simple: a pitch should have <b>ten slides</b>, last no more than <b>twenty minutes</b>, and contain <b>no</b> …

Venture Capital

Coffee Science: How to Make the Best French Press Coffee at Home

A French press is often treated like Jason Segal's character in <i>Forgetting Sarah Marshall.</i> He's actually the one you want, but people tend to flock blindly to the flashy, temperamental types like coffee-siphon-somethings or Russell Brands. The French press is definitely a potential coffee …

Top 20 Bourbons Around $30 - The Bourbon Review

<i>By Justin Thompson, Editor in Chief</i><p>OK. So I get asked all the time, “What’s your favorite Bourbon”, and my answer is usually one of two …

The Real Reason Unlimited Vacation Policies Work

<i>Mike Volpe is the CMO of Hubspot.</i><p>At most companies in the United States, vacation starts in the most unrelaxing way possible: permission slips. Accruing enough time to go on vacation then having to ask for permission to do so feels more like a fifth grade field trip than a grown-up getaway.<p>Still, …

Break the Rules to Get a Great Job

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Liz Ryan published this post originally on LinkedIn. Follow Liz on LinkedIn.</i><p>Our client Christopher knew something was wrong. “It …

20 Crossfit Workouts You Can Do At Home

Whether you simply don’t have time to make it to your box/gym, don’t feel like forking over the cash or don’t have a box in your area you can still …

CrossFit

The Bourbon Whiskey Guide: America's Native Spirit — Gentleman's Gazette

<b>“Bourbon whiskey”.</b> When you hear that name many thoughts come to mind. From first class passengers aboard the Titanic enjoying it as an after-dinner …