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13 Super-Easy Ways to Immediately Improve Your SEO

What comes to mind when you see the term “SEO“? Where do you focus all your energy when you’re trying to improve your search rankings?<p>Most people …

Customer Service

The 2016 guide for flawless blog optimization

Link building in 2016 should be focused on “pulling” readers in: writing excellent blog posts that naturally accumulate links.<p>Links remain the primary way that Google understands the importance of your blog. Generally speaking, the more high-quality sites that link to your blog, the higher your …

5 Ways Smart Social Marketers Drive Engagement

The face of social marketing is changing.<p>As usual.<p>The tactics that drove engagement a year ago aren’t necessarily the most effective strategies for</i> …

Livestreaming

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

Who Will Be Hurt Most When The Tech Bubble Bursts? Not VCs

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Manish Goyal is the senior manager and Bharat Ramnani is head of business of valuation and advisory services at Aranca.</i><p>Do we have a ticking time bomb on hand? The debate over whether Silicon Valley is sitting on another tech bubble rages on. It is being fueled by many celebrated …

How and When To Post On Social Media

<i>This post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>So much of digital marketing these days is about producing high-quality content that gets published and shared.<p>You can control the publishing part. Can you control the sharing part?<p>Sharing begins with promotion—the timing, targeting, and strategy behind solid …

Marketing

BlackRock launches U.S. real estate ETF

BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, announced Tuesday the launch of a new exchange-traded fund designed to mimic investment in …

Six Customer Trends That Will Build Or Break Your Business

<i>Here are six trends in customer expectations and behavior that have</i> <i>affected your business in the past year and will continue to do so moving forward. Have you adapted to these yet? If not, I suggest you step on it.</i><p><b>Customer Trend #1: The Demand</b> <b>for the Instantaneous</b> <b>and the Expectation of …

This 24-Year-Old High School Dropout Is Tackling A Problem Every Startup Hates To Deal With

That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. She leased servers out of a few data centers and created a fully managed hosting service for small businesses, which she describes as a "cheaper version of Rackspace." She had about four part time employees and generated …

29 Super-Easy Avocado Recipes

To everyone who has an avocado tree in their backyard, everyone else hates you.

Healthy Eating

7 Ways to Validate Your Startup Idea

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.</i><p>I don’t know if you ever experienced a eureka moment – a second when everything comes together and an amazing idea pops into your head. As …

10 Mind-Blowing Videos Every Entrepreneur Must Watch | Inc.com

When executed well, inspirational, educational, and motivational lectures and lessons are extremely powerful. Why? Because they express what we know, recognize, feel, believe, think, accept, imagine, hope, fear, desire, acknowledge, and/or have experienced as a life truth. They help us to …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

10 Secrets From Leading Sales Execs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever wonder why some company’s sales programs are more successful than others?<p>During a recent forum at Emergence Capital that included Bill Binch, Marketo’s EVP of Worldwide Sales, followed by panels dedicated to sales efficiency and …

4 tech risks to watch for when extending your e-commerce biz to China

Home to a quarter of the earth’s population and an economy chasing down the United States, China is fertile ground for companies doing business online. It’s easy to see the allure: The scope and potential of the market is massive.<p>The numbers tell the story. China’s leading e-commerce company, …

The next big ad-tech disruption: Not RTB … and maybe not even Google or Facebook

Nanigans CEO Ric Calvillo talks to a lot of ad-tech analysts. Every time he asks them what the biggest disruption in the advertising technology space is, they say RTB, or real-time bidding.<p>But that’s actually much smaller than another, much bigger phenomenon, one that potentially threatens the …

Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any entrepreneur will attest that customer acquisition is among the most significant challenges facing any young company. As such, startups must try a multitude of customer acquisition channels and methods to effectively grow their brand …

The 6 PR Tips Every Startup Should Employ

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today there are more than 30 <i>startups</i> in the United States, Europe and China that are valued at $1 billion or more and that number is expected to increase. With 100 million startups opening up each year and 472 million entrepreneurs …

Take a Page From Hollywood, Improv Your Next Brainstorming Session

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever watched actors improvising together on stage? Without a script, they interact with each other to create an interesting scene right before your eyes.<p>The same techniques these actors use can help you and your team members work …

48 Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself

We've published 100 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself, courtesy of Dr. Susan Weinschenk, a behavioral scientist.<p>Now we're highlighting our favorites from the list.<p><i>All of these posts were republished with permission from Dr. Weinschenk's blog, The W Blog. Check it out</i> …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Virgin Trains

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.

Breakfast

45 Cafes in Singapore to visit at least once in your lifetime

<b>"WHO LOVES CAFÉS KEE CHIU!"</b><p><i>*frantically raises up both my hands (and legs)*</i><p><i>*oh yes my toes too*</i><p>I love cafes for their casual atmosphere, relaxing …

8 Things The World’s Most Successful People All Have In Common

Looking back, what patterns do we see?<p>Busy Busy<p>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, examines the work habits of over 150 of the greatest writers, artists and scientists.<p><b>What did they all have in common? A relentless pace of work.</b><p>Via Daily Rituals: How Artists Work<p><b>"Sooner or later," Pritchett writes,</b> …

Self-improvement

Cafe Hopping Singapore | Uncovering Singapore Cafes

Top 21 Hangouts in Singapore After Midnight

<b>1. Jekyll & Hyde</b><p>Image Credit: Time Out, Singapore<p>Image Credit: The Penny Black Facebook Page<p><i>Image Credit: melicacy.com</i><p>Previously featured in one of …

4 Ways to Supercharge Your Facebook Ads With the 'Power Editor'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting started with Facebook advertising should be simple. Add a post to your Page's News Feed, click the "Boost Post" button and throw some money at your campaign. Or, if you want to advertise on the social network's sidebar, simply …

The Brilliance of Failure, In the Words of a Self-Made Billionaire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Michael Rubin became friends with the lady who served his debt collection notices when he was in high school. That’s because by the time he was 16, Rubin was $200,000 in the hole.<p>Being there -- being down that far, that early on in his …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …