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How to improve website ranking by millions? | "Blogging by the Road not Taken"

How my Alexa website rank became 3 million<p>I keep checking my website ranking on Niel Patel’s website regularly. <b>Click here to check your website’s SEO</b> …

Tech startups to make your life more slick, secure and stylish in 2017

This year was a mixed bag for startups. Powa Technologies, an e-commerce company that was one of Britain’s so-called unicorns (a startup valued at over $1bn), crashed hard, declaring bankruptcy early in 2016. US wearables company Pebble sold to Fitbit for less than a 10th of its peak valuation. But …

Startups

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How to Create a Fan Content Campaign in 7 Easy Steps

Have you considered collaborating with your fans? Do you know how to create a user-generated content campaign? When you include fans, you not only …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that …

Entrepreneurship

5 Instagram Changes: What Marketers Need to Know

Are you up to date with the latest Instagram changes? Want to know what the changes mean for marketers? In addition to a brand-new logo, Instagram …

32 Ways to Solve Cart Abandonment (Without the Need for Discounts)

The average documented cart abandonment rate of 68.63% is no joke.Heck, companies as large as IBM experience consistently high abandonment rates, and …

How Uber conquered London

Every week in London, 30,000 people download Uber to their phones and order a car for the first time. The technology company, which is worth $60bn, calls this moment “conversion”. Uber has deployed its ride-hailing platform in 400 cities around the world since its launch in San Francisco on 31 May …

Transportation

5 slick analytics tools to help you hit your mark(eting)

As denizens of the internet, we leave a huge data trail across the services and sites we use everyday. As the volume of data has increased, the challenge for marketing teams has become to identify the points in that data that reveal the trends they’re seeking. How, as a marketer, do you handle, …

It's not you. Bad doors are everywhere. - Vox

Don Norman's seminal book on design, The Design of Everyday Things<i>,</i> was motivated by the same issue. Published 25 years ago, it remains just as relevant today. Doors shouldn't need instructions like this:<p>The shape of them, if made well, could guide you through just fine.<p>When most people complain …

13 Amazing Abandoned Cart Emails (And What You Can Learn From Them)

Let’s say you’re running a successful store. You’ve figured out inventory, you’ve got a healthy amount of traffic, and your customers are raving …

Chicago Cubs star Bryant on golf game: 'I'm good, Rizzo stinks'

Jason Day toughs it out, Tiger Woods loses his stroke, Justin Thomas borrows a putter, Bernhard Langer proves he's not fading and more in this week's …

Marketing the TNW Way #8: Google Tag Manager, we’re in love!

<i>In this series of blog posts, I’ve enjoyed shedding some light on how we approach marketing at The Next Web through Web analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), social media and more. This piece focuses on how and why we’re working with Google Tag Manager and</i> …

This admiral's inspiring speech will convince you to make your bed every morning

It's the little things in life that matter.<p>In his 2014 commencement address at the University of Texas, Admiral William McRaven shared why it's so important to make your bed every morning.<p><i>Produced by Alex Kuzoian. Audio courtesy of Texas Exes.</i><p>Follow BI Video: On Facebook

All the data and numbers from our latest product launch

Last week me and Huck (my 6-month-old) started a new family tradition.<b>The Tradition:</b> Driving to Home Depot, him screaming at the top of his lungs, us …

20 free tools for entrepreneurs

Starting a business is hard when you don’t have the right tools. There are plenty of free tools in the market that promise to make your life easy. …

The Simple Guide to Writing Social Media Headlines (That People Click)

<i>It’s painful.</i><p>You write a high-quality blog post. Then after meticulous polishing, you publish it. You schedule updates at peak engagement times from …

Infographics

These Eight Mistakes Are Killing Your Brand and Business

As a small business, the most important thing you can possibly do to boost your day-to-day sales is to refine and improve your brand. Are you making any of these mistakes with your business?<p><b>You asked for support before you demonstrated value</b><p>Those late night infomercials get one thing right; long …

How Nijala Tweaked Their Shipping Strategy to Win More Sales

“<i>I need to turn data into cash,</i>” Winnie told me over lunch at Shopify’s Montreal office.Winnie Tonou is the owner and only employee of Nijala, a …

The ancient productivity tool that will boost your brain power

At Winter Session, a bag and wallet maker in Denver, employees not only craft many products manually; they are also encouraged to keep handwritten notes about manufacturing processes. Co-founder Tanya Fleisher says that "writing things down helps you internalize and process the information on a …

Employment

The 1 Simple Productivity Trick Guaranteed to Make Each Day Better | Inc.com

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag #Inc90Days.</i><p>I'm a sucker for productivity improvement; one of my …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

5 “Scary” Marketing Techniques That Are Worth the Risk

It’s the biggest productivity killer for any marketer…And no, it’s not a specific activity—it’s <i>fear.</i>Too many marketers know what produces results but …

GrubHub to Select Two Directors, Brightens Outlook, Unveils Buyback

Online food ordering and delivery company’s shares rose 9.6% to $21 in premarket trading<p>By<p>Tess Stynes<p>Tess Stynes<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@TessStynes<p>tess.stynes@wsj.com<p>GrubHub Inc. GRUB -0.09% said it plans to appoint two new directors to its seven-member board as the online food ordering and …

Wall Street

LuminAID Founders Light up the Darkness, and Their Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people turn in their college coursework and never think about it again, content to pull off a passing grade on the themes in <i>Moby Dick</i>, or guess at the economic causes of the Civil War or randomly fill in answers on a multiple-choice …

You're About to Hate Slack as Much as You Hate E-Mail

David Warsh wants you to imagine an office worker hunched over his computer. “Then comes a little chuckle,” he wrote in the <i>Washington Post. “</i>A …

How To Achieve Peak Productivity Levels, Even While Procrastinating

Whether you’re a motivated and self-disciplined person or someone who procrastinates endlessly and gets sidetracked, few people can just power straight through the day and be productive the entire time. The pull to procrastinate and put off doing difficult tasks doesn’t necessarily mean you’re …

Time Management