Shadi Tabbara

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The Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Tried and Tested

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>As we work together to figure out the Facebook News Feed and to find organic ways to boost reach and engagement, we’re bound to come across a flood of tips on how to get more out of our pages and updates. There’s a ton of advice out there. Where …

Review sites like Yelp can now legally manipulate reviews for cash. But should they?

<i>Update:</i><p><i>In a statement to VentureBeat, Yelp denies filtering reviews to allow a more positive or negative slant depending on whether or not a business is a customer of Yelp. In addition, Yelp says that the court decision mentioned below does not state that such a practice would be permissible, but</i> …

The Curbside App Lets You Shop Without Leaving Your Car

Today, I used an app to get a man in a tent to hand me toilet paper.<p>Curbside is a new shopping app for iOS and Android that lets you choose and pick up items from local stores including Target, Crate and Barrel, Home Depot, Toys R Us and others. Once you’ve purchased your items Curbside says they …

Steal Competitor's Customers with Effective Comparison Pages

<i>Meagan French is the founder of</i> <i>Lotus Growth</i><i>, a consultancy helping SaaS companies acquire and convert more customers.</i><p>Marketing your SaaS startup in a crowded space with many competitors presents its own set of challenges. Chances are, you’re going up against companies that have more funding, more …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

Qubit Bags $26M To Grow Its Ecommerce Personalization Platform

Big-data ecommerce analytics startup Qubit, which provides online retailers and their marketers with tools to optimize sales by conducting A/B testing and personalizing the content each user sees, has announced a $26 million Series B round of funding, led by Accel Parters.<p>Salesforce Ventures also …

Twitter refines its targeted ads in a new update

Twitter is catching up to Facebook’s mobile game.<p>The company today announced it’s updating its Tailored Audiences feature so that advertisers can create target lists based on mobile numbers and mobile IDs.<p>The added functionality will allow your favorite brands to take information they’ve amassed …

6 Google Analytics tools your company probably isn’t using but should

Google Analytics is a powerful and free service that businesses often use to measure the effectiveness of their online marketing campaigns. The system is genuinely intuitive and offers many services that businesses have used since it first debuted.<p>Many companies use Google Analytics for these more …

4 alternatives to increasingly expensive Facebook ads

The news that the average cost of a Facebook ad had jumped 123 percent compared to a year ago was disheartening for small businesses.<p>Until recently, growing businesses and startups had found the social media site an affordable place to post ads. But competition for Facebook’s limited ad space had …

Google buys Instagram-analyzing mobile app startup Jetpac

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Google has purchased Jetpac, a startup that launched in 2012 and analyzes Instagram photos to build what it calls City Guides …

Yelp Reports A Profit For The First Time Since Going Public

Net revenue was $88.8 million in the second quarter, which is up 61% from the same quarter last year. That beat analyst expectations of $86.32 million.<p>Net income was $2.7 million, or $0.04 per share. That's compared with a loss of $878,000 in the same quarter last year.<p>This was the first time the …

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The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

AppDirect Wants To Be The Facebook For Business

<i>A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Dan Saks, Co-Founder, President and Co-CEO, AppDirect…</i><p>“We recognized that there were all of these amazing applications like Box and DocuSign that were emerging in 2009, but we wanted to find a more efficient …

Four biggest threats to the Internet: Pew study looks ahead to 2025

5 Data-Driven Ways To Get Your Facebook Post Seen

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve been struggling with Facebook lately for your brand page, don’t think you’re alone.<p>Between changes to the layout of brand pages, News Feed algorithm adjustments, and countless other tweaks and changes, marketers are constantly on their toes …

5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

These Are The 9 Hottest Startups In Los Angeles

Disney bought Maker Studios for $950 million, Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion, and Apple recently scooped up Beats for $3.2 billion. Meanwhile, ad tech startup Rubicon recently went public.<p>Throughout all of Los Angeles, there are 892 startups, according to an open source map called …

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The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

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Entrepreneurship News | The Next Web

All stories in Entrepreneur<p>How to use machine learning for your startup’s product<p>There's a misconception that to leverage machine learning you need to be a mathematical genius. In reality, most machine-learning ...<p>David Crawford<p>More landing page optimization tips than you can handle! (45, to be …

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What you need to know about online advertisers tracking you

Spend lots of time online? Then perhaps you've heard of targeted advertising, "Big Data" analysis and complaints of privacy violations by advertising companies. The ads above your Gmail inbox? Yeah, those. As it turns out, most people don't like being tracked by advertisers. Surprise! As such, a …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Improved App Store Search Engine Now Corrects For Users’ “Fat Finger” Mistakes & Other Misspellings

A recent change to Apple’s App Store search engine now leads to improved search results for misspelled queries with small typos, we’ve learned. In addition, searchers looking for an app they know by name, but are unsure if it has spaces in the title, are also seeing better results. For example, …

Voice recognition software's bilingual problem

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Apple reportedly improves App Store search engine to accommodate misspellings and typos

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom<p>If you’re not the best speller, or you just can’t type well on a touch screen, Apple’s(s aapl) App Store will no …

What We Need in a Next-Gen Social Network

<i>Jonathan Saragossi is the founder of IM Creator, a free website builder, and AppSite, a tool for promoting mobile applications. Jonathan is also a UX and marketing consultant for major startups including Any.Do and Playscape.</i><p>It’s time to move on. The feeling is becoming more and more significant …

Nextdoor Aims at International With New $60 Million Investment From Kleiner Perkins, Tiger Global

Nextdoor, the locally driven private social network for neighborhoods, announced on Tuesday that it raised a round of funding, adding another set of …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Make better use of your site's favicon with Favicon.js

Just a quick heads up to Favico.js, a fantastic JS library that lets you do all sorts of awesome stuff with your site’s favicon.<p>You may have noticed a number of popular web services like Gmail and Facebook have this already to notify you of new messages and such. Now you can add it your site too …

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