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Is Barclays right to recommend cart abandonment as a way to shop online?

In the new Barclays television ads, members of the public can be seen offering snippets of practical advice to help people when they are online.<p>The …

SEO Melbourne

Next week I’ll be at the PeSA Conference where amongst other things, I’ll be conducting SEO audits in 15 min blocks. Here is how I quickly assess a …

Announcing Google Search Console - the new Webmaster Tools

For nearly ten years, Google Webmaster Tools has provided users with constantly evolving tools and metrics to help make fantastic websites that our …

SEO

Buyers: Be Wary of a Housing Bubble

This week ASIC Chairman, Greg Medcraft, released a high-level warning that house prices across Sydney and Melbourne have all the hallmarks of a …

What should a good 'about us' page contain?

<b>About us pages are easily overlooked, but they do perform a valuable role on websites: explaining your product or proposition in a way that visitors</b> …

The 'Serial' Effect: Programmers Ramping Up on Podcasts

Six months after the true-crime hit, nearly 40 million listen to one at least once a week amid 285,000 choices and an iTunes tweak.<p><i>This story first</i> …

Podcasting

LinkedIn Elevate Lets Companies Prod Employees to Share Content

LinkedIn has been betting big on content over the past year, and its latest product underlines the professional social network’s direction.<p>Elevate is a new tool for companies to curate content and push it to their employees to share on LinkedIn and Twitter.<p>Available for desktop, iOS and Android, …

LinkedIn

5 Job-Related Stressors That Are More Likely To Kill You Than Secondhand Smoke

Job-related stress can be even more deadly than secondhand smoke exposure.<p>That's according to a study being published next week in the scholarly journal Management Science. Work-related stress, the study finds, is partly to blame for up to $190 billion in health care costs. Specific workplace …

Vintage Ice Cream Truck

Backstory<p>I’m Scott.<br>After 10 years of talking about starting an ice cream business, in 2013 I went travelling visiting ice cream shots and chasing …

How I manage my creative process on an 11-inch MacBook Air

Image copyright Apple.Last week, I waxed poetic about the largest iPhone Apple makes, the iPhone 6 Plus. If I told you a week later that I bought a …

MacBook

Pause Fest @ Night

Do you use Gmail and Dropbox? Get this free, new extension

Image copyright Gil C/Shutterstock.Even though I’m a Chromebook user with 1 TB of free Google Drive storage, I have multiple cloud storage accounts. …

Chromebook

SEO Melbourne

I was talking to a couple of different clients yesterday about their SEO one at the very start of being our client and another that has been with us …

3 Secrets of Building a Personal Brand From a Marketing Master

There are a lot of people out there that claim to be branding experts, but very few that have done it as effectively as Neil Patel. From his personal brand alone he's been able to build multiple million-dollar businesses (and speaks about his experiences and steps in lengths on any of his five …

036: Funny Business with Wil Anderson

Running your own business?<br>Keeping multiple projects on the go?<br>Planning business growth across continents?<p>All familiar questions our listeners face …

Meet Night Cable, the only iPhone charging cable made for your bedroom

Many people charge their smartphones every night because most handsets can’t yet offer the battery life we expect. And many tablet users also charge …

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

Some merchants hope to launch their own mobile payments system next year<p>There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, …

What's to stop a new social network from doing to Facebook what Facebook did to MySpace?

Ted Johnson on Timberwolves rebuild

Ted Johnson is the Chief Marketing Officer of the Minnesota Timberwolves and has a background in politics that has served him well helping the …

NBA

I'm Never Going To Upgrade My First-Generation iPad — Here's Why

You'd think it'd be pretty embarrassing to be a tech journalist and still rock a first-generation iPad.<p>I got the original iPad when it was first released, back in 2010. I didn't really need one then (does anyone really <i>need</i> an iPad?), but it looked cool. And I thought I would use it.<p>Now that the new …

The art of eCommerce design - Online Store Guys

I’ve designed a lot of digital things from iPhone apps to websites and complicated SaaS products. Early days in my career I was a gun for hire …

Kevin Cote from Golden State Warriors & Jesper Nyholm on engaging Danish Olympic fans through health

On this week’s Sports Geek podcast I catch up with a couple of good friends on on either side of the globe. Kevin Cote from the Golden State Warriors …

TED Talks

How Sean Callanan uses podcasting and social media to grow his profile and influence in digital sport - PR Warrior

<b>Self-confessed sports geek Sean Callanan is a perfect example of how someone with passion and expertise can strategically use social media and online</b> …

Occupational Hazards of Working on Wall Street

A few times in the past several decades it has sounded as if big Wall Street banks were losing their hold on the graduates of the world's most …

Ello is Ello. Not Facebook.

There’s tons of hype about Ello, the new social network. Many people think Ello is similar to Facebook, but I disagree.

056: Valerie Khoo – The Power of Business Storytelling

This week on the blokes we catch up with our good friend and Wonder Woman Valerie Khoo. Val shares her passion for writing, storytelling and how she …

Online Offline event series

It’s not eCommerce, omni channel retail or new retail… It’s just commerce.<p>We host an ecommerce interview series where we speak with the people behind …