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9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Productivity

The Ultimate Checklist for Successful Product Launching

Getting ready to go to market is a crazy, exciting, and stressful time. You’re probably pretty stoked, but almost certainly sleep-deprived and …

The sexiest models on Instagram

FASHION MODELS<p><b>With curves to die for and an incredible talent for working the camera, these 12 models make the list of Instagram’s sexiest models.</b> …

If you're using LinkedIn like a digital résumé, you're doing it all wrong

In fact, 87% of recruiters leverage LinkedIn to find high quality candidates.<p>This is great news for us because it means that, with the right set up, your LinkedIn profile can become a passive lead generator for new opportunities.<p>However, if your profile looks like everyone else's, your chances of …

8 ways to increase your credit score to get a better mortgage rate

Your credit report and score are two essential elements that help determine your mortgage rates.<p>If you're seeking the best deal on a mortgage, you'll …

Why your app could fail before you launch -- and how to avoid the crash

Credit: Google<p>Even with the best idea in the world, if you’re trying to do too much or you haven’t gotten user feedback before you build, your app is likely to fail.<p>To help you avoid crashing and burning before you even launch, I asked 13 entrepreneurs from YEC the following question:<p>What is the …

The Role of Attribution in Online Advertising

Google Analytics’ defaults to Last-Non-Direct click for its attribution model. Google Adwords’s uses Last Click attribution for its reports. If you …

Marketing

Why You Fail at Engaging Users Pre-Launch

This post was originally published on our blog in January of this year. Since then, 5 out of the 9 companies we accelerated starting that month have …

4 reasons PR pros should consider pay-per-click

In an increasingly complex digital climate, PR pros are often responsible for social media, influencer marketing and personal branding.<p>More and more, …

Public Relations

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Exceptional Copy

Writing exceptional copy is ridiculously difficult.<p>Arguably the single-most important skill required of any digital marketer, it is often one of the …

The App Store will now notify you when the app you're waiting for launches

Many gamers just haven’t felt at home in the App Store without their beloved Super Mario.<p>While the recently announced ‘Super Mario Run’ hasn’t …

Why No One Is Seeing Your Facebook Ad

Hint: your website may be too slow.<p>In a piece written earlier this year Inc.com contributor Larry Kim laid out a bunch of great reasons why your business should be advertising on Facebook and why it's the social media platform of choice for marketers.<p>Kim's reasons are solid. Among them are the …

Social Media

The Secret to Cutting Your Facebook Ad Spend

Are your Facebook ads costing you too much money? Do you want to run successful campaigns and not break the bank on advertising? The answer is not so …

Facebook Ad Changes: What Marketers Need to Know

Do you run Facebook ads? Are you familiar with the latest changes? To explore a number of recent changes to Facebook that will impact all …

The Top 9 Startups From Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1

Smart mattress covers, RNA diagnostics, and photosynthetic grow lights were among the big ideas that shone brightest on stage at Demo Day 1 for Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 batch. Fifty startups presented on the record, including a massive influx of hardware companies and biotech firms. You can read …

Startups

5 reasons your Facebook Ads aren’t working

Brands big and small have deployed Facebook Ads. They can come up with an inspirational post to help their fans start their mornings. There are great …

How to Create an Effective Banner Ad

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you are running an online advertising campaign, you are facing an inherent challenge that has frustrated many.<p>People don't really like to click on ads. In fact there are many tools out there that banish ads completely, …

Marketing

6 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Ads

Want to improve your Facebook ad performance? Wondering which metrics to look at? Using key insights from Facebook to see how users respond to and …

The 16 Hottest Movie Sex Scenes of All Time

16<p>Gallery<p>16 Images<p>As the enduring success of the pornography industry has shown us, the one thing people like as much as getting busy is watching …

Netflix

Got $50? Try These Cheap Facebook Advertising Strategies - Small Business Trends

Want to advertise on Facebook but not sure where to start? Especially if you’re working with an advertising budget of $50 or less, it’s important to …

7 Completely Helpful Web-Based Productivity Tools for Startups

These easy Web-based online productivity tools can give your small business a significant (and affordable) competitive advantage.<p>It has never been easier to start a new business. With countless cloud-based tools, most if not all of our business processes can be managed online with the help of …

Small Business

How to Target Local Customers With Facebook Ads

Do you want to connect with local customers on Facebook? Have you considered targeting them with Facebook ads? Facebook ads offer a quick, easy, …

Social Media

Six B2B Takeaways From Six Great Facebook Ads

Facebook is a powerful social media outlet, even for B2B marketers.<p>Though it's known as the social network of choice for B2C companies, and some have …

Social Media

Attention Facebook Advertisers: This Brand-New Targeting Feature Is a Game-Changer

Facebook's ad platform continues to take steps forward, and much of it is happening with increased specificity in creating custom audiences. Previously, advertisers could target Facebook users who had already subscribed to their e-mail list or Facebook users who had already been on a brand's …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet of Ad Sizes and Specs for Every Social Network

Keep this quick reference guide handy for your social ads campaigns.<p>Is there anything more annoying than having your ad rejected because you missed one stupid little detail?<p>I run a ton of social ads across Facebook and Twitter promoting my company's content. Ad sizes, specs and requirements change …

Social Media

The importance of micro-moments: The mobile customer journey

Columnist Jim Yu explains how smart marketers are utilizing search data to better serve mobile users and beat out the competition. The post The …

10 Killer Social Media Advertising Hacks For Content Marketers

Let’s start with the bad news first. It’s tougher than ever to get content noticed.<p>Changes to Google search results pages have further obscured …

Social Media

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal …