Sean Si

1,004 Added | 4 Magazines | 282 Likes | 1 Following | 279 Followers | @seansi | Who I am: Sean Si is the CEO and Founder of SEO Hacker and Qeryz. A start-up, data analysis and urgency junkie who spends his time inspiring young entrepreneurs through talks and seminars. Check out his personal blog where he writes about starting up two companies and life in general.

How to hire executives

To build a great company you’ll need to hire great people — it’s one of the top three priorities of the CEO. Executives have outsized influence on …

Management

Why You Should Kill Gated Content Once and for All by @bsmarketer

Gated content isn't quite dead, but the marketing technology segment is rapidly evolving. Here's why you should rethink using it.The post Why You …

Marketing

Best Conversion Rate Optimization Tips to Boost Conversions by 49 CRO Experts

Every type of business uses some common metrics to measure their performance. If you have a business website, for instance, the traffic you drive to …

Digital Marketing

ContentTagger

Sony and IBM stuffed 330TB into a palm-sized cartridge

While you weren’t looking, the storage industry has been working on some pretty crazy stuff. Sony announced that it teamed up with IBM Research in Zurich to create a new magnetic tape that can fit 330TB of files in a single palm-sized cartridge that typically could hold only about 15TB.<p>For …

Sony

Mozilla file sharing test wipes files after one download

The files you share online tend to linger around in the cloud. But what if you don't like the possibility that someone might swipe your files after you're done? Mozilla is offering an answer -- it just introduced an experimental website, Send, that lets you send large files (up to 1GB) to someone …

Software

Google reportedly offered $30 billion to acquire Snapchat

Nerdy Google has failed at social time and time again, so it considered buying teen sensation Snapchat. The search giant held informal talks with Snap and floated an offer of $30 billion in 2016 before Snap’s last funding round, and just before its IPO this year, according to Business Insider’s …

Evan Spiegel

How Tony Robbins Generates 1,000,000 Website Visitors Per Month

<b>Bonus Material</b><b>:</b> <b>Access to Tony Robbins' Tools</b><p>Whether you’re a Tony Robbins fan or a Tony Robbins skeptic, with over one million website visitors <b>per</b> …

Digital Marketing

Personio, a HR startup in Munich, closes $12M Series A

Personio, a German startup that offers a HR management and recruiting platform, has closed $12 million in Series A funding. European VC Northzone led the round, with participation from existing investors, such as Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital (GFC) and Picus Capital. The Munich-based …

Startups

Shopify beats on big revenue jump as it crosses 500K merchants

Shopify reported results for its fiscal Q2 2017 on Tuesday, and the numbers are strong: Revenue grew 75 percent year over year, and the company’s gross profit also grew 83 percent compared to the same quarter in 2016. Total revenue beat expectations from Wall Street at $151.7 million, and its …

SaaS

Self-defence against knife attacks: a full review

©2016 <br>(last updated June 2017)<p>We'll all agree that in order to adopt realistic methods of defence against knife attacks, we first need to understand …

Martial Arts

What should you do before tomorrow’s Bitcoin split?

August 1st is almost upon us and the great Bitcoin “hard fork” is about to confuse the heck out of the casual cryptocurrency observer. Here’s what you should know.<p><b>Quite simply, if you are using an exchange that is explicitly in support of the Bitcoin Cash or you control your own private keys then</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Amazon will become a bona fide film studio this year

Amazon has traditionally stuck to buying and producing films, relying on indie film studios to distribute its flicks to cinemas. However, its next big release will see the retail giant's burgeoning production arm move one step closer to becoming a full-scale film studio. According to <i>Variety</i>, Amazon …

Movies

Samsung's latest LTE modem supports faster-than-fiber speeds

If you're in the market for the Galaxy S9 next year, it could have a modem that's faster than your home fiber connection. Samsung has unveiled a co-called 6CA (carrier aggregation) modem that can handle download speeds as high as 1.2 Gbps, fast enough to download a full-length HD movie in 10 …

Samsung

With its new feed, Google is preparing for the end of search

Google recently launched a personalized news feed on the company's flagship app, and it will soon rollout to browser versions of <i>google.com</i>.<p>The update is a huge deal for a couple of reasons: First, it will be the most radical change to Google's famously simple home page since 1996, or at least since …

Google

Why I chose to base my company in the Philippines, and not in Singapore or Hong Kong

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked “Why the Philippines?” especially by big regional companies that notoriously pick either …

Philippines

A Panda Patent on Website and Category Visit Durations

A couple of months ago, in June, I wrote the post, Click a Panda: High Quality Search Results based on Repeat Clicks and Visit Duration.<p>In that post, …

SEO

9 methods of startup valuation explained

A startup is like a box. A very special box.<p>The box has a value. Its value increases as you put more things in the box. Add a patent and the value …

Venture Capital

The Improper Use of Canonical Tags Is Endangering Your SEO

The incorrect application of canonical tags might be ruining your past and current SEO efforts. This is because the use of canonical tags is a widely …

SEO

10 Google Analytics SEO Hacks To Increase Your Search Traffic

<b>Keyword: (not provided).</b><p>If this is you, read on.<p>You might think that Google Analytics (GA) has no value to your SEO efforts because it hides your …

Take over Search Queries with Plural Comparative Intent

Difficult would not even suffice to describe how hard it is to outrank websites that create comparisons and lists on a specific topic. For most, …

SEO

5 CRO Mistakes That Need to Be Fixed!

Much like your link building campaign or the process of your keyword research, CRO should also be on the top list of your priorities. Without the …

Keyword Research Made Quick and Simple – Ferzy

Keyword research has always been, and always will be, one of the most integral stages of building a competent SEO campaign.<p>However, finding the right …

Earn Links from Influencers with 3 Simple Tactics

Have you ever wondered how people get noticed by their idols? By influencers that normal people can only look up to from afar? Well, wonder no more. …

Incorrect Application of Javascript in Your Site Is Ruining Your SEO

Knowing and understanding Javascript, and its underlying potential to affect your SEO campaign is an essential skill that a modern SEO expert should …

SEO

Email Outreach Tips: +22 Link Building Email Templates

Content-based and relationship-driven links are apparently the ones that make a huge impact in today’s digital marketing (not just SEO).Outreach …

Digital Marketing

The Idiot’s Guide to Link Metrics

There was a time when Webmasters could claim whatever they wanted about their website and they would still rank if not rank even higher because of …

SEO

Bad SEO: Never Do This with Your Internal Link Structure

SEO is all about understanding your website, your branding as well as your audience. Before you can get through all of those steps, you have to …

SEO

REVEALED: How Google Unexpectedly Uses Your Meta Descriptions

Google is the number one authority when it comes to everything Search Engine Optimization – which makes sense because they <b>make the rules</b>. Because of …

SEO