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How to Build a Website, Go Viral and Develop Your Digital Brand

Here are three steps to establishing your small business's online presence.<p>If you want to turn your small business into a big one, at some point you’re going to need to go digital. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “U.S. retail ecommerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, adjusted for …

GPU prices are falling, and you should buy now

If you were looking for a new graphics card for your PC over the last year, your search probably ended with you giving up and slinging some cusses at cryptocurrency miners. But now the supply of video cards is on the verge of rebounding, and I don’t think you should wait much longer to pull the …

Computer Hardware

New Ford Focus ST Reportedly Coming In 2019 With Bigger Engine

The hot hatch is expected to eschew the automatic transmission to go manual-only.<p>The fourth-generation Ford Focus was revealed earlier this month …

Ford Focus

How to Cancel Your Microsoft Office 365 Subscription

Don't use Office 365 much anymore? Here's how to get rid of your subscription.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

SUSE bakes a Raspberry Pi-powered GNU/Linux Enterprise Server

Industry can have a slice of steaming supported stability ... if it can afford to paySUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 (SLES) has been released for …

Infographic: For Brands, Influencers Are More Powerful Than Celebrities

The “skip” button is a blessing for ad-hating consumers and a curse for advertisers. But new research suggests there’s a key way to keep Gen Zers and …

Infographic: 10 ways to immediately enhance your visual design

Content marketing is about creating value for your audience and sharing it in a useful way.<p>Visual content marketing serves the same function—and …

4 Over-Hyped Tactics That Don't Grow Your Business but Do Waste Your Time

Don't quit your job if you think an online business is less work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a basic strategy that grows every business. If you have been in business for any amount of time, you know that you need lead generation, a customer base, and a way …

Infographic: How your LinkedIn profile can give you an edge

LinkedIn has become the first stop for employers and potential customers to get a sense of who you are—and what you offer.<p>LinkedIn focuses on …

Social Media

Microsoft Surface Pro LTE review: the true mobile computer is here

The cellular-connected laptop for consumers has arrived<p>For the past week or so, I’ve been using a computer to work from a train, at a park, and in a coffee shop. That’s all pretty normal, but what’s been unique about this past week is I haven’t had to connect to Wi-Fi or bother setting up a hot …

Surface Pro

Silicon Valley's Season Five Trailer Has a Hidden Message for All You Nerds Out There

The fifth season of hit HBO show <i>Silicon Valley</i> is coming out in late March, though we’ve already gotten a trailer filled with temp engineers, …

Silicon Valley

11 LinkedIn Experts Share their Best Unusual Hack for LinkedIn Marketing

Learn from these LinkedIn Marketing unicorns on how to amp up your LinkedIn presence<p>Through the years, LinkedIn continues to grow as a platform to generate quality leads for businesses. In fact, 80% of B2B leads come from LinkedIn, and fully 79% of B2B marketers say that Linkedin has been an …

11 Hot Instagram Marketing Tips from Social Media Experts

If you just landed here from planet Outbound Marketing or its satellite, planet Offline Marketing, I may be doing you a service by telling you …

Social Media

The Story Funnel-Matrix: Create Better Content With This Simple Diagram

Tell someone to write a poem, and chances are they’ll freeze up. Tell someone to write a haiku, however, and we bet they’ll bang one out in less than …

The World's Most Complete Self-Publishing Checklist [Free Download]

Download the World's Most Essential Self-Publishing Checklist<p>Becoming an independent author is almost like being in a circus act: between having to …

The Best Private Search Engines — Alternatives to Google

Private search engines have seen huge growth over the past few years. Until recently, it was unthinkable that anyone could compete with Google in the …

SEO

Acer Chromebook 11 vs. Samsung Chromebook Plus: Which should you buy?

If you're in the market for a Chromebook, whether it's your first or time to upgrade, 2018 is going to be another year with plenty of great choices …

DIY 4-Node Raspberry Pi Cluster Using Python

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for inspiration to create their next Raspberry Pi project, may be interested in this awesome Raspberry Pi 4-node …

7 Step Strategy to Getting Low Cost Leads with Facebook Ads

For any business big or small lead generation is one of the most critical components and is key to survival and growth. You need leads. So where can …

What No One's Telling You About Writing That Book

I often hear business experts say things like, “The book is the new business card.” Or, “You need a book to gain authority in today’s noisy world.” I agree with both, yet, as I look at a market saturated with crappy books doing the complete opposite, I think many people are ignoring a critical …

Writing

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Investing in the Next 'It' Blockchain Isn't So Easy

Turns out too much money can be a bad thing.<p>Speaking at the Blockchain Connect conference in San Francisco last week, investors struck a surprisingly …

Facebook tries giving chatbots a consistent personality

The AI wouldn't just resort to canned phrases to describe itself.<p>Dig into the personalities of chat bots and you'll find that they're about as shallow as they were in the days of Eliza or Dr. Sbaitso. They respond with canned phrases and tend to be blithely unaware of what you've said. Facebook …

Chatbots

20 Surprising Things You Can Do With Google Search

You can get really specific about the results you want, as well as the ones you don't.<p>Googling has become second nature to most of us, with many people consulting the search engine dozens of times per day.<p>The company’s flagship product is powered by a plethora of algorithms designed to dole out the …

Want a Better Relationship with Your Staff? Ask Them this 1 Simple Question

Here's a simple but effective way to get to the heart of the issues on their mind<p>Meeting regularly with your employees one-on-one is an easy way to increase productivity and engagement. During this time, you're building your relationship and increasing mutual understanding of the work at hand, …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next …

How Storytelling Can Elevate You Above the Competition

In business, storytelling matters. Here's how to make it work for you.<p>Storytelling is an integral part of being human, and it's the way we've emotionally connected with one another for thousands of years. It should come as no surprise that brands use storytelling to connect with their consumers to …

Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2018

Torrent sites have come and gone over past year. Now, at the start of 2018, we take a look to see what the most-used sites are in the current …

Top 10

How to Write Posts That Actually Get Read and Shared

I had a call the other day with an entrepreneur who told me that his blog articles are like an echo chamber; it feels like he is talking to himself. …

Writing

These startups use AI to “optimize” marketing messages

In a world where artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining traction and being applied in a variety of ways, is it really possible for AI to do intuitive things better than humans can, such as marketing messaging? Marketing messaging seems like something that takes human brain power to fully develop, …