Rory McCarthy

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The Drag-Racing Dodge Grand Caravan of 1989

How embarrassing would it be to take a brand new Dodge Viper to the drag strip, and get soundly beaten in the quarter-mile by a wood-paneled minivan? I witnessed this exact scenario nearly 15 years ago at the Mopar Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. That was my first exposure to the Dodge Caravan SE …

A Subscription Box For People Who Want Less Stuff And Better Design

The lifestyle brand strategist Aja Edmond has created a Birchbox for minimalists.<p>Splitting her time between Los Angeles, New York, and Berlin, Aja Edmond isn’t just a minimalist by choice: luggage only being so large, she’s one by necessity. And she doesn’t think she’s alone. “Everyone talks about …

How to start fire with wet fire wood after it has been raining or snowing

In the winter when there is snow or in the other seasons after it has been raining all the wood on the ground is wet. When I go to the forest or …

Woodworking

Beginner’s Guide to Running Facebook Ads That Convert

Getting traffic is easy with ad copy. Improving your conversion rates, however – <i>not so easy!</i><p>Improving your click-through rate requires improving ad …

Marketing

Ecommerce Analytics: How to Improve Your Ecommerce Sales Funnel

As an ecommerce store owner, you have access to endless customer data and insights. You can learn about your customer with tools like Google …

Analytics

Advertising

Adobe

DARPA is working on something way better than GPS

When your location marker on Google Maps is pinging all over the place, it's usually due to temperamental GPS signal. DARPA thinks this isn't cutting it anymore, and is developing a "radically" new tech that will offer real-time position tracking -- something that'll work despite blind spots or …

how to light a fire

Last year I talked all about camping and shared my favorite fire starter ever – laundry lint! Camping season is upon us and I have improved my little …

Huge Quality Score Drop For Google AdWords Advertisers

I am seeing widespread reports of Google AdWords advertisers complaining that their AdWords Quality Score has dropped significantly across their …

AdWords

3 Ways to Escape Zip Ties: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

Zip ties are increasingly being used to restrain innocent folks in home invasion and kidnapping scenarios. With a quick Google search, you’ll see a …

5 digital marketing trends to watch in 2015 - Our Social Times - Social Media for Business

We recently got our hands on the very interesting <i>Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing: 2015 Digital Trends</i>. I’ve picked out some of the leading …

Marketing

The Disc-O-Bed Cam-O-Bunk

Bunk beds aren't just for kids and summer camp. The Disc-O-Bed Cam-O-Bunk—a modular, no-tools-needed bed system—maximizes tent space by stacking vertically as a bunk or serving as a separate bench for working or gear storage.<p>The Cam-O-Bunk is made out of lightweight anti-rust steel and stores …

Is it the end of PPC accounts as we know them?

How to best structure a PPC account is a topic frequently discussed within the world of paid media. The nuances of relevancy, match types, bespoke …

AdWords

Advertising

Adobe

How to Select Keywords For Google AdWords | Tips and Tricks HQ

Few weeks ago I wrote an article on getting the most out of your Adwords account. In this article I will share some tips on how to select keywords …

AdWords

Google's New Flight Search Tool Helps You Find The Best Price

Google Flights has been revamped this week and it is the fastest flight price search website that I have used so far. Like many other travel websites, Google Flights will show you a range of fares and flight options as you select the destinations and the dates. Fortunately, Google Flights has …

Google Flights

10 Reasons Why Businesses Should Invest in Digital Marketing

According to ITU, almost 3 billion people or 40.4% of the world’s total population has access to the Internet in 2014. Global Web Index also reported …

Will Technology Make Truck Drivers Obsolete In 10 Years?

Being a teamster is probably not the easiest of jobs. You work long hours, often with unpredictable schedules and stay long periods away from home. Still, it pays the bills, and for millions of Americans, it’s a way to make a decent living.<p>Unfortunately, it is also one of many activities that is …

Western Australia

Top 10 Tips For Local Search Success

Business owners have myriad options for promoting their businesses online these days. Where to start? What are the fundamentals?

Local Search

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of SEO

<i>Matthew Capala is the author of “Away with the Average,” an NYU Professor, and Founder of SearchDecoder.com. This adapted excerpt comes from Matthew’s latest book, “SEO Like I’m 5.“</i><p>“80 percent of success is showing up,” Woody Allen famously said about life. Marketing in 2014 is not much different. …

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Mind

Google's Search Dominance Is Eroding

Mozilla's Firefox web browser has historically come bundled with Google as its default search engine, but a five-year deal signed with Yahoo in November has seen Firefox automatically opting for the rival search engine instead. The result? Google's US market share has slipped to 75.2% from 79.3% — …

Video Analytics Page in AdWords for Video launches today, helping marketers make ads people choose to watch

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

Cancer

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Credit Karma Adds A Second Free Credit Score

If you’ve ever looked for a free credit score online, you may have been unpleasantly surprised to discover that “free” often means just for a limited period, after which you get charged monthly.<p>For instance, the seemingly straightforward FreeCreditScore.com only offers a free score for seven days, …