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An entire island in New Zealand has been designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Budding astrophotographers take note – an island in New Zealand has become the first island in the world to be designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. Great Barrier Island (Aotea), located 90 kilometres from Auckland, is now poised to become an even greater attraction for travellers who …

5 Common Advertising Mistakes Made By Small Businesses

Advertising blunders are commonplace, from mom and pop operations to the largest multinational corporations (just look at Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner …

The Simple Facebook Posting Strategy That Helped us 3x Our Reach and Engagement

In October of 2016 we dramatically changed our Facebook posting strategy.<p>A gradual, but noticeable shift in many social media algorithms and an …

Steph Curry’s college coach reveals ‘the defining moment’ of his evolution

Stephen Curry is an NBA champion and a star who’s changed the game with his boundless shooting ability, headed to his third straight Finals.<p>Curry …

Steph Curry

How to Build Backlinks When You Have a Brand New Site and No Money

If you’ve ever worked on a link strategy, you’ve probably sent out link requests.The idea is simple––just ask a site for a backlink.It’s the most …

Seth Godin

5 Killer Facebook Sales Funnels All Companies Can Learn From

Learn from these 5 brands how to use Facebook ads to build relationships that pay off.<p>In the world of social media, Facebook is the juggernaut. It is the king of all digital social interactions, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Today, Facebook has an average of 1.23 billion daily active users …

Marketing

7 swift steps to master SEO

Anyone writing for a living today should know the basics of search engine optimization (SEO).<p>Increasing your search engine ranking is a labyrinth …

Public Relations

On-Page SEO Basics: Page Titles

Whether you’re looking to improve the SEO of your website, or increase the impact of a content marketing strategy, optimizing page titles is an …

Internet Marketing

2 Stories That Will Make You Stop and Rethink Your Life

You have an endless well of untapped potential within you, just sitting dormant.<p>A young man once approached Socrates and asked the philosopher how he could acquire wisdom and knowledge.<p>"Follow me," Socrates said in response, as he led the young man down to the sea. The young man followed as …

Self-improvement

10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always with ourselves.<p>Author of A Paperboy's Fable: The 11 Principles of Success<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may be hard to believe when you’re facing a hot-fudge sundae or the prospect of …

Self Control

50 Video Marketing Stats to Help You Create a Winning Social Media Strategy in 2017

Video is taking over social media.<p>In our end of 2016 social media survey, 83 percent of marketers said they’d like to create more video content if …

Marketing

How To Build Your Brand On Instagram: 8 Steps To Double Your Following

With more than 600 million users a month, the once little and lowly Instagram platform has become a powerful networking engine. Particularly as visual media of every variety gains steam, Instagram gives entrepreneurs the power to grow and promote their brands more effectively than ever before. But …

Infographics

58 Mind-Blowing Digital Marketing Stats You Need to Know

While there are several forms of traditional marketing including print, radio, and television, statistics show that digital marketing is taking over …

Why Social Media Is Beneficial For Small Business Owners: 5 Sites And The Best Ways To Use Them

Keeping up with the growing number of social media sites and trying to put your small businesses mark on the map can seem overwhelming. <i>What platform</i> …

Small Business

34 Stats to Help You Plan Your Social Media Strategy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & More

Back in October, I wrote a piece on Medium that covered the numbers behind some of today's top social media networks. From usage numbers to …

Viral

7 things you'll never see a real cigar smoker do

We spoke with Michael Herklots, vice president for retail and brand development for the Nat Sherman cigar brand, and asked him what true cigar connoisseurs avoid while smoking.<p>Whether you're a beginner or an expert, keep reading to see the seven worst mistakes that you can make while lighting up.

Cigars