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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. …

Crash-and-grab burglars hitting high-end stores in suburbs and Chicago

Barreling a vehicle through a store's thick glass window, the masked thieves smash a path toward their target: expensive jeans, handbags or jewelry.<p>They scurry to grab as much high-end merchandise as can fit in their arms, then hustle from the scene. In a flash, they're gone with goods often worth …

10 Trends In Local Media That Every Marketer Must Know

Local marketing seems to change incredibly rapidly. Columnist Wesley Young shares the essential trends that you should be watching.

Marketing

How To Cheat On Your Boss

When I was 26, I was in school full-time and working full-time. I was finishing my degree at night. I was a student at Mundelein College, but the last class I needed to graduate wasn’t offered at Mundelein that spring.<p>I needed a marketing strategy class. It was offered at DePaul, in downtown …

17 Things Every Successful Leader Says Every Day

Great leaders know that their words have a powerful effect on their employees. You can go from good to great by using these phrases regularly.<p>Successful leaders get that way because they have a positive attitude, and they know how to build strong and enduring relationships with their employees. …

Design Your Business Around Your Life--Not the Other Way Around

You can live the life you want by engineering your business around your life.<p>As an entrepreneur, you've probably heard it many times: "There's no such thing as work-life balance."<p>The widespread myth is that if you want to make it as an entrepreneur, you have to log 16-hour days in a windowless …

How To Communicate Executive Presence

According to a new year-long study by the Center for Talent Innovation, leadership potential is signaled through an employee's gravitas, communication skills and appearance. The following six communication skills were deemed the most important by director-level executives and above.

Communication Skills

4 alternatives to increasingly expensive Facebook ads

The news that the average cost of a Facebook ad had jumped 123 percent compared to a year ago was disheartening for small businesses.<p>Until recently, growing businesses and startups had found the social media site an affordable place to post ads. But competition for Facebook’s limited ad space had …

Spies used YouTube videos and Microsoft log-ins to take over devices

Watching silly YouTube videos and checking your Microsoft Live account might sound harmless enough -- too harmless, in fact, to lead to a security breach. But, thing is, they're not as safe as you think: if a law enforcement agency or your government wanted to keep tabs on your actions, they …

6 Things Mark Cuban Says You Need to Be Great in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are no shortcuts in business. In order to be successful there are some things that you must know. These are not all of them by a long shot, but in my humble opinion, they are six of the most important:<p>1. Know how to sell.<p>Selling …

Entrepreneurship

6 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make -- And How to Avoid Them

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who has ever started a business will tell you how hard it is. First you have to create a viable product or service and prove there’s a market willing to purchase. The next step is to scale your business and make decisions critical …

Entrepreneurship

Can You Transform Your Company Just by Writing A Headline?

Sometimes companies get stuck. It can happen whether you're a Fortune 100 legacy brand or a fledgling startup.<p>Sometimes companies get stuck. It can happen whether you’re a Fortune 100 legacy brand or a fledgling startup. Or maybe you’re just trying to find your place in the future. Either way, it’s …

What Happens When Someone 'Likes' Your Facebook Post

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Funny, we’ve had the Facebook Like button along the side of every Buffer blog post for the past several years. And I don’t think I’ve ever clicked it.<p>Hate spammy ICOs and crappy cryptocurrencies?So do we.VISIT HARD FORK<p>I’ve hoped that others would, …

Clever new Gmail trick will keep you safe from phishing attacks and spammers

Google on Tuesday announced a new interesting update for its email service, which will hopefully help thwart scammers’ phishing email plans in the …

How to Win Clients Your First Week in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs often have the mentality, "If you build it, they will come." And often they are disappointed. Just because you launch a company, you can't expect clients to be knocking down your door, begging to sign up for your service or …

Entrepreneurship

YouTube Acquires Directr for Creating Small Business Videos - Small Business Trends

Google is adding to its toolbox for small businesses. Google-owned video platform YouTube recently announced it has acquired Directr.<p>Directr is a …

Def Con attendees get tips on how to detect, escape surveillance

Since Edward Snowden helped reveal wide-scale government snooping programs, the conspiracy-oriented elements of the cyber-security community have become a little more emboldened.<p>Many describe the series of news articles that resulted from Snowden's leaks as a seminal moment, when their more …

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360cam

360cam is a new 360-degree camera taking Kickstarter by storm($615,000 raised at the time of writing), it differs from rival 360-degree cams offering …

The Where, What and When of Social Media for Businesses | Inbound Marketing Agency

Working in digital marketing, I take it for granted that business owners are familiar with and understand the different social networks and how to …

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven't: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it's off for a morning routine that involves foraging for food …

Facebook has only “pivoted” on one kind of privacy — in other ways, it’s becoming more dangerous

I must give credit where it is due: As Slate’s Will Oremus wrote in a piece called “Facebook(s fb)’s Privacy Pivot” a few days ago, the social …

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About Us<p>About UsPacific Polygraph Services Limited was incorporated in the Province of British Columbia in February, 1994. The precedent Companies …

Readings: Civilian Intelligence Agencies and the Use of Armed Drones by Ian Henderson

could not include civilian intelligence operatives. If, as argued above, an equivalent of the combatant’s privilege does exist for government forces …

Facebook started using your history for targeted ads – here’s how to stop it

Good news, Facebook users: the ads Facebook shows you are about to hit much closer to home now that Facebook is using your history to display …

Desk Collection | By Groovemade

Groovemade have presented the new Desk Collection, a beautiful upgrade to your workspace that increases both your ergonomic comfort and productivity. …

Hyperlocal apps help residents fight crime

Early this year, a crime spree hit the usually quiet residential neighborhood of Grandview, northeast of downtown Phoenix, Arizona.<p>Over a period of three months, there were 25 home burglaries in the neighborhood, often carried out while residents were out for just a few hours. When police work …

Tinitell straps a mobile phone on kids' wrists

With Tinitell, Mats Horn and his team have created a simple mobile phone designed to be worn on the wrist. The design is minimal, with features …