Matthew Woodard

91 Flips | 15 Magazines | 9 Likes | 24 Following | 12 Followers | @matthewwoodard | UI/UX Designer and Developer based in Austin, TX. I have a passion for helping others succeed online, using proven marketing methods, and technology strategies.

How Did The Matter In Our Universe Arise From Nothing?

When you look out at the vastness of the Universe, at the planets, stars, galaxies, and all there is out there, one obvious question screams for an explanation: why is there something instead of nothing? The problem gets even worse when you consider the laws of physics governing our Universe, which …

Physics

4 Link Building Campaign Tips that Still Work for 2018

It’s no secret that link building is critical to success when it comes to ranking organically.If you want better search engine rankings, you need …

Infographics

Google Hates Link Building. Here’s How to Do It the Right Way

When it comes to Google, you have to play by the rules.They won’t have you gaming their system for undeserved traffic.Google won’t stand for the …

Infographics

How to Rank in Google, According to an SEO Guru | Inc.com

SEO is a fundamental part of any digital marketer's world. The fast-moving world of search engine optimization goes through many changes each year. Those who understand it are tight lipped with their tips and tricks, and those who want to learn it better start taking notes.<p>As a marketer, you'll …

SEO

20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to …

7 Ways to Turn Instagram Followers Into Customers for Life

Use these seven ways to reach out to prospects and make them want to buy from you, over and over again.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Kim Walsh Phillips’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to Instagram for Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & …

UX RESEARCH INFOGRAPHIC

User experience has become a growing focus for companies of all sizes, including all of the small interactions the customer has with the brand, …

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you have to …

Mobile-First Indexing: Everything we know, and how it could affect you

<b>For the past five to six months the search industry has been buzzing with talk around the biggest change to Google search results for quite some time</b> …

Data Modeling

The 24 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs In 2017

Podcasts are the next-best-thing to a long talk with the people who have the most to teach.<p>Speaker and Maximum Performance Strategist. CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs and business leaders have turned to podcasts as a great …

Five Ways To Attract More Customers To Your Website

In a sea of never-ending changes to the digital landscape that we call the internet, there seems to always be a new way to market your business and attract new customers to your website. While newcomers to the field of online marketing seem to chase one strategy after another, the veterans in the …

Marketing

3 Ridiculously Easy Hacks to Get People to Sign Up to Your Email List

Just as you have signed up for many, many email lists, lots of people will signup for yours if you market it right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever changed the oil in your car?<p>It’s a pretty basic skill that surprisingly few people actually know how to do. …

The SEO benefits of using WordPress to publish your content

<b>Creating and launching a fully-fledged website is not enough to get your brand noticed by itself.</b> In order to improve your online visibility, you …

Engines

4 Emotional Struggles You Must Confront as an Entrepreneur

The dizzying ups and downs of entrepreneurship are what most people hope to avoid by getting a job.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship can be a wonderful path to a life of freedom. You have the opportunity to earn an income doing something you love. You can …

Lying To Ourselves Can Keep Us From Growing And Learning New Things

People lie to one another for obvious reasons: to keep their jobs, to avoid an argument, or because they want to protect themselves from the …

Self-help

What the Tech? 12 Tech Terms to Know Right Now

<b>Unlock the mysteries of the “cloud” and “IOT,” learn the difference between augmented and virtual realities and find out what “Merged Reality” means.</b> …

Machine Learning

Listen Up! These 6 Podcasts Will Make You Smarter About Money, Startups, Tech and More | Inc.com

Credit the mass proliferation of smartphones, the breakaway success of shows like Serial and NPR's Fresh Air, or the retro radio quality of the format , but Americans are now more obsessed with podcasts than ever. More than 57 million Americans now listen to at least one podcast per month, …

Self-improvement

The future of front-end development is design

Should we make our kids learn to code? This question was posed to me at a recent dinner party. As one of the only people in our social circle who has worked in and around software development for an entire career, I get this type of question often. My immediate response was a resounding yes, and I …

UX Design

Google is changing search in a big way

Google is now starting to experiment with one of its biggest changes to search. The company is beginning to test a new "mobile first" version of its …

Learn How To Write Effective Sales Emails Using Storytelling

Email Marketing is not dead! In fact, many marketers and business owners still consider it to be one of the best converting Online Marketing …

Marketing

10 Success lessons from Leonardo DiCaprio – “Actor, Environmentalist” for entrepreneurs

Share14<p>Tweet<p>Share24<p>+12<p>Shares 40<p>Leonardo DiCaprio is an Oscar-winning American actor with several acclaimed movies like “Inception”, “Titanic”, and …

The 7 Elements of a Strong Business Model - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

Creating a business model isn’t simply about completing your business plan or determining which products to pursue. It’s about mapping out how you …

Small Business

5 Content Marketing Ideas You Haven't Thought of Yet

There are way cooler ways to connect with customers than just another blog post.<p>Content marketing is old news by now, so chances are good you've read about its benefits and set up a blog to share your or your company's wisdom. That's great. But after awhile, let's be honest, it can also get kind of …

These Tools Will Help You Become A More Persuasive Writer

Everybody writes. No matter what you are doing in life, you need to communicate with other people. Whether it’s a personal email to your friend or a formal proposal for your business, you want to persuade people to take action.<p>Throughout the years I developed a writing routine and found useful …

Google Docs

Success is not a matter of luck—it’s an algorithm

<i>This article originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>How does someone like Jack Dorsey go from a 14-year-old computer science nerd to serial entrepreneur, the …

Self-improvement

How to create a user experience flow chart (UX Flow Chart)

LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Reddit GooglePlus<p>Will Little<p>March 18, 2013<p>Next up in our web and mobile development tutorial series, here we'll examine the …

Prototypes

The Seven Deadly Sins of User Experience Design

If you want a competitive advantage, nothing is better than offering a great experience to your customers. But then, you know that if you are reading …

UX Design

6 Reasons Your SEO Campaign Is Failing

SEO Experts Garrett Nann and Heather Gunn on what you should avoid.<p>Today's small business owners realize the value good search engine optimization (SEO) can bring to your online brand. But if you don't make an informed decision when it comes to choosing an SEO firm, you may be destined to fail …