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Cyndy Boss

These minimalist 'Game of Thrones' GIFs are a mesmerizing, cutesy take on the dark series

<i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season six.</i><p>The "Game of Thrones" fandom is known for its artistic approach to celebrating the epic series. From large-scale art installations to miniature paper shields, we never tire of seeing artists' and designers' interpretations. One artist in …

Game of Thrones

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

How to Use the 'Rule of Three' to Create Engaging Content - Copyblogger

What’s so magical about the number three?<p>It’s no accident that the number <i>three</i> is pervasive throughout some of our greatest stories, fairy tales, and …

Writing

There are silver bullets…but you have to find them yourself

Growth Machine: A process for doing growth hacking the right way<p>This is not another post claiming to teach you a secret hack for how to improve your …

The Three Essential Ingredients of Great Collaborations

<i>This post is part of the HBR Insight Center Making Collaboration Work.</i><p>Not long ago, people in Chrysler’s headquarters joked that four strangers in an elevator qualify as a “team.” So it goes with collaboration these days. No one works any longer, they collaborate. Collaboration leads to (of …

How to Make Proto-Personas and Get Everyone on the Same Page

How many times have you been midway through a project and asked yourself, “Why are we doing this?” or “Will anyone actually use this?” Projects can …

12 Examples of Native Ads (And Why They Work)

Despite all the hype, native advertising remains a fuzzy concept for most marketers.<p>According to our 2014 status report:<p>49 percent of respondents …

5 public relations trends to watch for in 2016 - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Well-crafted storylines will become a critical differentiator in how businesses connect with audiences. Rather than a new product launch every six …

How To Use Icons To Support Content In Web Design

1. How To Use Icons<p>The primary goal of using icons should be to help the user absorb and process information more efficiently. This is usually done …

Career Advice No One Tells You

<i>By: Raghav Haran</i><p>Most people have “okay” jobs.<p>We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it …

How to E-Mail a busy person – Desk of van Schneider – Medium

Updated article is now here: https://medium.com/desk-of-van-schneider/how-to-e-mail-a-busy-person-get-a-reply-88b8d1810e1f#.vmej9d248<p>Cheers,<br>Tobias

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 …

How to Write a Blog Post: A Full Breakdown of How We Do it at Buffer

In my experience, <b>one of the best ways to write great content is to make time to write great content.</b><p>I’m grateful that the team at Buffer emphasizes …

Infographics

How We Publish at Crew

Routines are very important to me.<p>I get up in the morning.<p>I eat three-to-five children’s gummy vitamins and then start making coffee.<p>I joined the …

Email Newsletter Design Fails To Avoid

From keeping your email subjects short to developing great content that begs to be shared all over the internet, online articles are filled with tips …

Web Design

Free Fonts With Personality

Butler is a serif typeface inspired by a mix between Dala Floda and the Bodoni family. The idea behind it was to bring a bit of modernism to serif …

PageRank Is Dead. What Marketers Need Now Is Trust Flow.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Poor PageRank. We knew it. We used it. We sang its praises.<p>But, alas, PageRank is dead. And the world has changed -- at least when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), scoring and optimization.<p>As an industry, we’ve had some time …

SEO

A Closer Look At Personas: What They Are And How They Work | 1

I hope that those who are unfamiliar with personas will read this series of articles, divided into two parts, and give them a try and that those who …

Build a Growth Machine Like Andy Johns

Facebook → Twitter → Quora → Wealthfront<p>Andy Johns has had the good sense to hop on, not one, but FOUR rocket ships. He’s been a key member of the …

Understanding The Power of Story To Build a Product That Sticks

In 2010 I was visiting a friend at Twitter and got introduced to Josh Elman who had recently been hired to help improve Twitter’s onboarding …

Product Management

How We Doubled Email Signups in 30 Days: Our Strategies to Get More Email Subscribers

We wrote a post awhile back about email list building, and in the course of writing that post, we got the Christmas morning jitters. We wanted to try …

The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Backed by Research

<b>UPDATE: See a newer, updated version of this post with a brand-new infographic.</b><p>Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I …

Bill Gates

How To Promote Your Blog: 559,402 Visits & 25,309 Shares With 27 Posts

Today, I’m going to show you step-by-step how to promote your blog posts to get thousands of social media shares and drive waves of traffic to …

Writing Tips: How to Come Up With 50 Topic Ideas in 30 Minutes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The core issue for many content marketers is this: How do I come up with article topics? Without topics, you have no articles, no content, and therefore no content marketing. It’s obvious that we need to figure out how to come up with …

Track Down

We Analyzed Nearly 1 Million Headlines. Here’s What We Learned

<i>This is guest post by Garrett Moon, Founder at CoSchedule</i>Here at CoSchedule, we help our customers plan their blog and social media content on a …

7 Reasons Why List Posts Will Always Work

It’s a blogosphere favorite for good reason — “list” content works, in large part due to the attention-grabbing power of the headline.<p>What may be …

Rand's Blog

dec <b>18</b> 2017<p><b>Date</b> / dec 18, 2017 / <b>Category</b> / Data, Marketing<p>It’s our existential question as SEO professionals — is SEO still growing? Or have Google’s …