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8 Free and Simple SEO Tools for Bootstrapped Business Owners

A working knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is useful for more than just search advertising and getting your site found for relevant …

Opendoor Tops $1 Billion Annual Home Purchase Rate As It Expands To Orlando And Raleigh

Opendoor, which is working to upend the way that Americans buy and sell homes, is buying homes at a rate of $1.3 billion a year as it plans expansion to new cities and competition heats up. “That really shows that people are not only willing to sell their homes online, but they love the …

Forget NFL Kneeling, Hall Of Famer Gave The Finger To Fans Twice On His Baseball Cards

Some fans don’t approve of the NFL players kneeling down during the National Anthem in protest, so what would they make of one of baseball’s greatest pitchers who flipped the bird on not one, but two baseball cards in successive years? Why, the scoundrel corrupted America’s youth.<p>A top sports …

Meet The Super Travel Agent Who Takes U.S. Presidents To Remote Lands

Ten years ago, Jaclyn India founded Sienna Charles, a boutique travel firm solely for ultra-high net worth individuals that routinely spend $500,000 on a single trip. At 35, she is a super traveler herself, logging more than 200 days a year on the road and with over 80 countries on her “been there” …

These garish postcards of racist stereotypes were once American keepsakes

Before mass media went pictorial, people learned about the world through cheap, collectible imagery<p>Photographs aren’t an objective truth. The medium …

Los Angeles

Rare Photographs of Revolutionary Veterans Who Lived Long Enough to Have Their Pictures Taken

Images of Americans who fought in the Revolution are exceptionally rare because few of the Patriots of 1775-'83 lived until the dawn of practical …

Voyager Golden Record

The Voyager I and Voyager II spacecraft left earth in 1977, on a mission to capture fly-by photos of the planets as they made their way to …

Young Houstonians start special crowdfunding site that makes tons of cents

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>This is the inaugural year for CultureMap’s Top Texans Under 30, a program that celebrates the twentysomething power players making a</i> …

How One Entrepreneur Grew Her List of Email Subscribers to 75,000

Edgar's Founder Laura Roeder has put the company's focus on growing its email list. Discover her process and tactics that produced successful results.<p>Edgar, a software tool for social media, has an email list with more than 75,000 subscribers. That's thanks, in part, to Founder Laura Roeder's …

For Sale: A Massively Anti-Semitic Letter Sent By William Howard Taft

Against the U.S.’s first Jewish Supreme Court Justice.<p>Taft’s official White House portrait. (Photo: Anders Zorn/Public Domain)<p>“Anti-Semitism is a …

iPhone capacity full? This cool trick will free up space without deleting files and apps

Then go to the movies section of the iTunes store and pick a big file to rent – one that's <i>bigger</i> than the amount of space you have left on your …

Analysis of 170,000 Kickstarter Campaigns Reveals 3 Fundamentals of a Crowdfunding Success

There’s no magical “open sesame” key that will guarantee a crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal. But that doesn’t mean that success is a game of chance, either.<p>Researchers at University at Buffalo School of Management found that successful crowdfunding campaigns share fundamental similarities …

Crowd Funding

5 tools to build your brand online

If you’re like the average business owner, your online presence doesn’t reflect the hard-earned reputation you’ve built in real life. There may even …

Infographics

Six Ways to Blow Up Your Business With Facebook Ads

Ever since Facebook first emerged in the market over 10 years ago, this social media platform has completely changed the way that people today communicate with one another. However, despite being the most popular social media network in the world, Facebook is also one of the most <i>under-utilized</i> …

Social Media

How to Use Twitter for Crazy Simple Email Opt-ins

Oh, the battle between email marketing and social media.<p>We want to communicate with our readers through email, because email is boss. We reach …

4 Benefits of Using HTML Over Plain Text for Your Email Marketing

Email marketing messages come in two different forms — HTML email and plain text email.<p>What’s the difference between the two and which works better …

Reasons Your Facebook Ads Not Converting

Facebook ads are the most targeted traffic your money can buy. Here are a few critical tweaks to convert your ads.<p>Facebook ads are the most targeted …

10 Things You Didn't Know About "Antiques Roadshow"

The folks on the famous blue carpet have seen everything.<p>1. The odds of getting into Stanford University are greater than making it onto the show.<p>At least, in some cases: When the show visited a convention center in Santa Clara, California in 2014, more than 22,000 applied for tickets, but fewer …

10 Copywriting Tips You Can Use Right Now To Boost Conversion Rates

Writing great content is quite possibly the quickest and most cost-effective way to increase your conversion rates. Great content creates engagement …

Marketing

How to use social at each stage of the customer journey

<b>Social media is an integral channel throughout the entire customer journey. However, each stage requires a different approach and messaging to</b> …

Public Relations

36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Provided you set aside the time to explore and …

Infographics

Great white shark tries to bite small fishing boat in New Zealand

Fishermen in New Zealand capture the moment a great white shark repeatedly tries to bite the motor on their boat<p>An amazing video has emerged from New Zealand of a great white shark repeatedly trying to bite a small fishing boat.<p>In the video, which was filmed close to Frenchman Island, the shark …

12 Dos and Don’ts To Improve Your Social Media Marketing

There are dozens of social networks and while some marketers believe that signing-up for each and everyone is well-worth the effort, others agree …

Why Branding Is Key For Customer Retention

Not too long ago, clients didn’t care much about brand. Buyers were objective: they examined the value of an item or company based on strict measures of monetary value and intrinsic worth or self benefit. With a market more diluted with competition than ever before, however, customers rely on …

Facebook launches new website to help nonprofits master the platform

Connecting with supporters in the social sphere just got a little easier for nonprofits — at least on Facebook.<p>The social media giant announced a new …

The Power of the Crowd: The Meteoric Rise of Crowdfunding | Elio Motors

From airline bookings to checking the weather forecast, the Internet has made information more accessible than ever before. It has also made acting …

Crowd Funding

“Not in My Backyard”: Real Estate Crowdfunding and Community Development : PeerRealty - Real Estate Crowdfunding

An NPR report last week discussed the rental property shortages throughout the United States. Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman appeared on the program and …