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5 reasons other people are getting rich — and you aren't

Have you ever sat back and asked yourself why other people keep getting ahead while you seem to be treading water?<p>On one hand, it's futile to compare ourselves to others. There will always be people with more and we have and there will always be people with less. But on the other hand, what's wrong …

Google Launches Native Ads In Gmail To All Advertisers

Google is rolling out a new ad format in Gmail to all advertisers today. A few years ago, Google launched a new kind of native ad in Gmail that sat at the top of the inbox and mostly looked like a regular email. For the most part, that was a pretty unobtrusive way of displaying ads (though some …

AdWords

Massive 5,000-Year-Old Stone Monument Revealed in Israel

A lunar-crescent-shaped stone monument that dates back around 5,000 years has been identified in Israel.<p>Located about 8 miles (13 kilometers) …

Archaeology

The 10 Words That Could Mean Millions to Your Business

Imagine if you could write one sentence of marketing copy that would generate millions of dollars in sales for your business and catapult you to success that you might never have thought possible. You'd be the envy of just about every entrepreneur out there!<p>Well, that's exactly what Fred Catona has …

Cloud Services App Developers Go Pro, 28% Are Making More Than $10K A Month

• 34% of Cloud Services app developers are making over $5K a month in revenue today.<br>• 37% of all mobile developers target both Apple iOS and Google Android, only 7% target none of the top 3 platforms.<br>• Mobile e-commerce developers are more than 3X as likely to make $100K+ per month than those monetizing …

How Businesses Are Leveraging Public Data To Reach Target Audiences

Badri Raghavan Contributor<p>Badri Raghavan is CTO and chief data scientist of FirstFuel.<p>It’s no secret that the growth of publicly available data, or open data, is more prevalent than ever. From government databases, such as those aggregated by Data.gov, to data made available via tools such as …

Big Data

Smart home buying guide

Smart home automation puts remote control of your comfort, convenience, and safety at your fingertips, no matter where you are.<p>Good news: you can now …

What Google's Mobile-First Rules Mean For Your Marketing Strategy

Columnist Josh Manion explains why Google's update should encourage marketers to move beyond the mobile Web into native mobile apps.

10 amazing Google apps and tools you probably never knew existed

More so than any other company in the tech space, Google has a tendency to work on many projects out in the open, allowing users to access things …

Samsung wants everyone to build smart home gadgets on its new platform

A new trio of chips called Artik has been designed to kickstart the creation of connected devices<p>If you plan on building or buying a connected gadget in the immediate future, Samsung wants to be inside of it. Today the company announced Artik, a collection of small system-on-chips designed to power …

Google Launches New Mobile Ad Units

Two bits of news came out of the Google camp today, both of which are related to mobile search.<p>In an announcement today about new mobile advertising …

AdWords

Buffett Affirms Junk Food, Citing Lack of Smiles at Whole Foods

Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is the largest investor in Coca-Cola Co. and owns See’s Candies, affirmed his confidence in the market …

Mobile Ads Will Smash $100 Billion Mark Worldwide In 2016

It’s no secret that mobile devices are driving much of the growth in online advertising. Now it’s becoming more apparent just how far mobile advertising has come, and how fast.<p>In a new worldwide ad spending report out April 2, eMarketer predicts that global ad spending aimed at smartphones and …

Which mobile ad formats are best? A down and dirty guide that spells it out.

Remember when “mobile advertising” just meant “banner ad”? And banner ads were aimed at no one in particular? Sure, brands could target certain handsets or carriers, but for the most part, mobile advertising strategy went no further than “spray ‘n’ pray” — toss it out there and hope a consumer you …

The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

More than 600,000 homes in the U.S. have solar panels today — up dramatically from just a few years ago, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Leasing programs that require little or no money up-front have played a key role in that growth.<p>But here's a question for homeowners: Is it …

Solar Power

Raise your home's IQ: smart gadgets take center stage at CES

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn …

The one thing successful people never do

It’s hard to feel successful when you’re staring failure in the face. Maybe you’ve lost a job, had to close a business, or been told that your …

Success

5 Metrics Every Marketer Should be Watching

You can always rely on Einstein to give good quote. One of his most famous quotes accurately sums up the biggest challenge of digital marketing measurement: “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”<p>The internet has given marketers many things, one …

5 steps for structuring an ideal work day

With looming end-of-year deadlines and the holidays imminent, it’s one of the most stressful times of the year. Are you maximizing your work days to …

Google: Ok, so about half of online ads are never actually seen

<i>{Updated 10.8.14, 8:35am PT to reflect that Google’s sample was of all online ads, not just theirs.)</i><p>One of the weaknesses in online advertising is whether ads are seen by actual, you know, humans. Google has now found that more than half of online ads are not on the screen for even one second.<p>The …

7 (Even More) Ways to Become a Better Leader

Good leadership is about making wise decisions and letting people know you are human.<p>As we look to the last month of the year and into the new year, it's always a good idea to start thinking about your leadership skills. Are there ways you can improve? Is there an area where you need more training? …

Leadership

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. …

Top 10 Highly-Desired Skills You Can Teach Yourself

On countless occasions, you’ve likely said to yourself “I wish I knew how to do ______.” Then, of course, life got in the way and you put it off …

Top 10

The Real Reason Unlimited Vacation Policies Work

<i>Mike Volpe is the CMO of Hubspot.</i><p>At most companies in the United States, vacation starts in the most unrelaxing way possible: permission slips. Accruing enough time to go on vacation then having to ask for permission to do so feels more like a fifth grade field trip than a grown-up getaway.<p>Still, …

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Focus on Local SEO

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Search-engine optimization (SEO) is so ubiquitous and unanimously useful that almost every major business or organization with an online presence has, by now, incorporated it into their marketing strategy. For most …

Marketing