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Use the Mortise and Tenon Woodworking Joint for Building Rock Solid Furniture

There's a reason the mortise and tenon joint has been used for thousands of years—it can be carved using basic woodworking tools and it'll last for ages.<p>The mortise and tenon woodworking joint has been used around the world for thousands of years—for good reason. It's considered one of the …

Wink home automation hub gets water sensors with leakSMART

Water damage is a big deal, in fact, it's one of the most reported claims for home insurance, behind only fire and lightning, and wind and hail. Now …

Home Automation

5 Google Analytics Dashboards That Won’t Scare You

Google Analytics can be intimidating for a lot of marketers. By now we all know how important data-driven decisions are for our marketing …

8-second marketing: How to craft content strategies for Generation Z

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.</i><p>They …

UX is UI

A meme can travel halfway around the world while nuance is putting on its shoes.<p>Ideas bounce around the Twitters, endorsed and adopted wholeheartedly …

UX Design

Should I Rebrand and Redirect My Site? Should I Consolidate Multiple Sites/Brands? - Whiteboard Friday

Making changes to your brand is a huge step, and while it's sometimes the best path forward, it isn't one to be taken lightly. In today's Whiteboard …

SEO

10 outstanding marketing analytics tools

The Internet may be flooded with data tools of every size and shape, but not all data tools are created equal.<p>Because there is no single analytics …

Analytics

Best Practices For Table Filters In Google Analytics

Table filters are a very powerful feature in Google Analytics. They allow you to perform deep analysis from within the interface. From experience, I …

Starwood, Wal-Mart and RetailMeNot Embrace Mobile Marketing, ‘Unadvertising’

What do consumers want? They want magic – to push a button and have a taxi show up, to scan a bar code and have their prescriptions refilled. And the …

Hole Fire Pit | By Ak47 Design

The Hole Fire Pit designed by AK47, an Italian design studio, is a built-in wood fireplace for outdoor use. The bowl is built into the earth and …

Log Quartered Birdhouses by Moger Mehrhof Architects

Moger Mehrhof Architects designed a clever birdhouse that reinterprets traditional birdhouse forms. The Log Quartered Birdhouses are made from …

Fabrication

5 Popular eCommerce Trends That Might Be Costing You Conversions

From image carousels to social media logins, trends spread like wildfire in the eCommerce industry.<p>But, have you ever stopped to question the …

Web Design

How To Sell Conversion Optimization To Your Boss.

Here’s something that won’t come as a shock to people who work for big companies: <b>not everyone is on-board with the idea of conversion optimization</b> …

3 Ninja Ways To Boost Your Category Page SEO

You may have noticed that for head and mid-tail shopping queries (keywords with purchase intent), Google returns category pages from ecommerce sites …

​10 Email Best Practices to Catapult Response Rates

Every marketer faces the challenge of effective email campaigns, but the best marketers take that challenge head-on. Improving email performance …

The Complete Guide to Social Ad Specs on Facebook

As an advertiser on Facebook, you know there is a multitude of ad specifications to consider before launching an ad campaign. There are various image …

Responsive Logos, Part 1: Tips for Adapting Logos for Small Screens

From what I’ve seen, logos typically receive the short end of the stick when it comes to responsive web design practices. Take a look through …

How To Write "Compelling" Copy When You Don't Have An Audience.

Wondering how to write “compelling” copy? Consider this.<p>According to a 2012 psychological study conducted in France by psychologist Remi Radel, …

4 Tips for Driving Sales on Twitter

When Twitter first entered the scene in 2006, few people imagined that the social network with the constant stream of flippant status updates would …

E-Commerce | Online Retailing | Top 500 | Online Sales

Exclusive consumer survey shows shoppers prefer to buy books and women's apparel online, but would rather purchase groceries and shoes in …

E-Commerce | Online Retailing | Top 500 | Online Sales

Why Social Is the New Word-of-Mouth Marketing, and What That Means

Word-of-mouth is the oldest, most powerful marketing channel in the history of mankind.<p>It's so old that it was marketing before marketing even …

Marketing

Don't Make These 5 Social Media Branding Mistakes - Small Business Trends

Now more than ever, social media is providing businesses with the platform, exposure and increasingly visual opportunity to create, promote and …

Social Media

Brands Lost Big With Content Marketing in 2014 -- Here's How to Recover This Year

With 2015 well underway, I wanted to look back at the winners and losers in content marketing from the past year. But as I started compiling my data, I saw a surprising trend emerge. The companies that killed it with content were smaller, fast-growing businesses while more Fortune 500 brands failed …

Marketing

Young adults flock to Instagram, while more seniors sign up on Facebook

When we wrote about that survey, which found that working adults care more about email than social media, we said that might be why grandparents are some of the most active on Facebook. Well, according to this new study that's also from Pew Research center, we got it right: more than half (56 …

Why Your Websites And Email Newsletters Will Always Beat Facebook Pages

Where should you focus your online marketing efforts during 2015? In previous year’s campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites would have been high up on the priority list. Thanks to new policies and a need to maximise their own revenue, everyone should be wary of handing over …

Social Media

Top 6 Anticipated Ecommerce Web Design Trends For 2015

Technology January 5, 2015 7 Reads share<p>The internet is definitely the biggest marketplace these days. Lots of companies leverage it to increase …

Web Design

16 Essential Apps For Your New Android And iPhone 6

So you’ve unwrapped, unboxed and cuddled your new smartphone to death. Candy Crush? Check. Instagram? Check. Staring at the screen wide-eyed and full of excitement but have no idea what to do next? Check.<p>As the new toy honeymoon begins to fade, you’ll probably want to actually use your handset in …