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Getting Started with Shodan, “The scariest search engine”

<b>What is Shodan?</b><p>Shodan is a search engine that lets user find specific devices connected to the internet using various filters. Shodan was created in …

Information Security

Maternity Leave Is No Vacation, So One Agency Created Hilarious Resort-Themed Products for New Moms

Maternity leave is no laughing matter for millions of professional women around the world.<p>But in honor of Mother’s Day 2018, 72andSunny New York …

Advertising Industry

4 common reasons why emails get ignored

Email marketing is growing in popularity and prevalence—but that doesn’t necessarily mean that marketers know what they’re doing.<p>It’s as possible as …

Marketing

How to Build a Website, Go Viral and Develop Your Digital Brand

Here are three steps to establishing your small business's online presence.<p>If you want to turn your small business into a big one, at some point you’re going to need to go digital. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “U.S. retail ecommerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, adjusted for …

Marketing

How to Overcome Common Challenges and Help Your Small Business Grow

These easy, everyday steps can help set your business up for success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In light of National Small Business Week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the challenges that keep small businesses from doing more business and what these entrepreneurs, …

Small Business

The Small Guide to Market Your Business With Instagram

Nowadays, Instagram is one of the most used social networks by companies.If you are not leveraging its power to market your business, then you should …

Marketing

Getting Mentioned by a Media Site Isn't Enough to Go Viral. You Need to Do This, Too.

Follow these steps to transform your public relations efforts into a viral sensation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest problem entrepreneurs have with PR is that they assume PR is the endgame.<p>Whether it's a feature on Entrepreneur.com, a TV appearance or a …

Marketing

Sell While You Sleep With These 5 Proven Strategies for Getting Customer Reviews That Close Sales

You can't afford to not get reviews from every client you serve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no secret reviews are the lifeblood of getting more business. Reviews and ratings have been instrumental to me and my career for years.<p>Everyone knows reviews are …

Customers

Key moments from Mark Zuckerberg's Senate testimony

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook, appeared before lawmakers for the first time on Tuesday to answer questions about how his social networking juggernaut handles its 2.2 billion users’ private data, as well as the role the company played in Russia’s meddling in the 2016 …

Internet

Gartner maps the digital marketing agency playing field highlighting industry leaders

AKQA, Isobar, R/GA, Accenture and Ogilvy & Mather are among the companies named as leading global digital marketing agencies in a comprehensive magic …

10 Best Practices To Turn Your Blogging Passion Into A Money-Making Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Many people dream of leaving their 9-5 jobs and being their own bosses. And many others are making it happen! The rise of the solopreneur is …

Six Ways To Use Word-of-Mouth Marketing To Promote Your Brand

Word-of-mouth marketing is an effective sale tactic. Yet, cultivating enthusiastic brand ambassadors is a nuanced art. Six accomplished entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their top strategies for creating ambassadors who are so excited about your brand, they do the selling for you.<p><b>1.</b> …

Customer Service

Google introduces its own ad blocker to Chrome: here's how it will work

The age of annoying pop-up adverts online may be at an end, as Google has begun blocking intrusive adverts by default in its Chrome browser. The move leaves the tech giant, which makes most of its revenue from advertising, in control of the kind of ads users can see.<p>Starting on 15 February, Google …

Digital Advertising

Google’s Chrome ad blocking arrives today and this is how it works

Google is enabling its built-in ad blocker for Chrome tomorrow (February 15th). Chrome’s ad filtering is designed to weed out some of the web’s most annoying ads, and push website owners to stop using them. Google is not planning to wipe out all ads from Chrome, but it will be blocking all ads on …

3 Simple Steps to Get to the Point with Your Content

Ever have a friend who tells stories that never seem to go anywhere?<p>It sounds okay at first, then it spins off to a tangent about how they met their …

Dead, Dying, Done? The Fate Of Content Marketing

For more than a decade, content has reigned king. Even before the internet, content marketing existed as a means of building a brand and earning a loyal following; in the digital age, it seems indispensable as a means of ranking high in search results, gaining visibility and converting consumers. …

Life expectancy in Britain has fallen so much that a million years of life could disappear by 2058 – why?

Buried deep in a note towards the end of a recent bulletin published by the British government’s statistical agency was a startling revelation. On …

Geography

How Brands Can Stand Out on Instagram

Instagram appears to be surpassing Facebook in terms of popularity, indicating a significant shift in social media. Who knew that this photo-sharing …

Public Relations

8 Old-School Branding Techniques That Will Still Work for You Today

The 'Mad Men' days are long over, but what survives are such Don Draper trademarks as business cards, snail mail and testimonials.,<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everything seems so fast-paced these days: You go to bed one night and wake up the next morning to the …

How to Develop a Facebook Strategy If You're Not a Social Media Pro | Inc.com

You've got a Facebook business page. You occasionally post, though maybe not often. You know you could be doing more, but aren't sure where to start.<p>Even with Facebook's big News Feed algorithm update announcement, non-social-media pros can still develop a strategy that connects with customers and …

Marketing

Elon Musk's Boring Company Has Made $3.5 Million on Flamethrowers in 2 Days

Musk wasn't kidding when he said flamethrowers would follow hats in the Boring Company merch line.<p>By now, we all should have learned that when Elon Musk says he’s going to do something, he does it. Even when it seems like a joke at first.<p>After the successful sale of 50,000 $20 hats (a cool $1 …

How to get started with Facebook advertising: A step-by-step guide

<b></b><b>Organic success on Facebook may have become harder for brands in the past few years – and will become all the more so with the upcoming change to its</b> …

Marketing

8 Actionable Instagram Marketing Tips

These tips will help you grow your social presence.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>At Buffer, we’re big fans of using data and research to guide our social media strategy. So when it came to finding the best Instagram strategy, I turned to social media studies.<p>I read through more than 20 …

Top 5 Instagram Automation Tools For Marketers

With roughly 800 million active users, Instagram is one of the main players in the social media ecosystem. Generation Z now uses the platform as one of their primary sources of interaction.<p>But, as digital marketers have come to learn, Instagram is far more valuable than an amusing consumer product. …

Marketing

4 Ways Startups Can Compete with Established Brands Using Content Marketing

Unlike established brands, startups don’t often have massive budgets to invest in advertising or other expensive user acquisition tactics. This is why content marketing is the best bet for startups.<p>Studies show that content marketing is the cheapest method to acquire customers. Although it costs …

Americans who haven't gone to college are way worse off today than 40 years ago

Several decades ago, regular Americans could get by with a decent job and a decent wage with only a high school diploma.<p>But things are very different today.<p>In a note to clients, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Michelle Meyer and Anna Zhou shared a chart showing trends in real wages broken down by …

Demographics

Analyst says 94% of bitcoin's price movement over the past 4 years can be explained by one equation

Tom Lee, the cofounder of FundStrat Global Advisors, is bullish on bitcoin and has a unique way of valuing the cryptocurrency.<p>He says his short-term valuation model, built on Metcalfe's law, can explain the majority of bitcoin's volatility. He explained his reasoning on Business Insider's …

Cryptocurrency

Here's how to find out if your Instagram could be making you money — and how much

It can feel unfair heading to a 9-to-5 job each day when some people are there travelling the world for free, getting paid large sums to take photos of themselves in incredible destinations.<p>But if you've always aspired to live the influencer lifestyle, there's a simple way to find out whether your …

I Read More Than 20 Instagram Studies so You Don’t Have to. Here’s What I Found.

At Buffer, we’re big fans of using data and research to guide our social media strategy. So when it came to finding the best Instagram strategy, I …

Marketing

7 Digital Marketing Marketing Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

“I would have written you a shorter letter but I didn’t have the time.”<p>This quote attributed to many different sources sums up what we are facing in …

Marketing