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25 Killer Calorie-Burning Cardio Exercises You Can Do at Home

We're here to tell you that when it comes to calorie-burning cardio, you don't even need to leave your home. And you don't need any equipment! We've rounded up 25 of our favorite bodyweight exercises that are guaranteed to raise your heart rate. The cardio moves will not only help you burn fat, but …

Workouts

The Lazy Man's Guide To Losing Fat And Building Muscle

Image: iStock<p>Like most guys of a certain vintage, I have mixed feelings about my body. Staying lean and not surrendering to the siren’s call of the …

Nutrition

The Brain-Boosting Tonic This Neurologist Drinks Every Morning

It may sound like hyperbole, but this morning juice recipe really did change my life. What we do first thing in the morning to feed our bodies can …

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

5 Indispensable Google AdWords Tricks You Need to Know

Google AdWords can be one of the most complicated PPC platforms out there.There are hundreds of different tabs and sections to focus on, and a …

AdWords

The Mobile SEO Stack: Tools to Develop a Mobile-First SEO Process

It was a few years ago now that Google announced most of its searches occur on mobile devices across many countries, with confirmation last year from …

Google: How to Create Better Meta Descriptions by @MattGSouthern

Google is doing its part to improve meta descriptions by making a notable update to how they are rendered.The post Google: How to Create Better Meta …

Search Engines

Here One

Here One<p>Wireless Smart Earbuds<p>The First 3-in-1 Wireless Smart Earbuds<p>01Premium Audio<p>Stream music and make calls completely …

Tech Trends

Google can now tell you how busy a place is before you arrive

With Popular Times, Google introduced a nifty little feature for its search engine last year that lets you know how busy a restaurant, coffee shop or bar typically is at any given time of the week. Today, it’s taking this concept a step further by making this tool real-time. So now, you will know …

Url Tagging and Tracking Campaigns in Google Analytics

Back to BasicsIt’s almost Christmas. “The most wonderful time of the year…” and maybe the most stressful as a marketer or ecommerce store! For many …

Analytics

Uncover Powerful Website Analytics that Provide Value

<b>Author: Jamie Lewis</b>If you’re not tracking your website analytics, it’s time to step it up. Contrary to more traditional marketing channels, your …

Analytics

5 Must-Use Google Analytics Strategies to Measure SEO Success

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>You know what they say, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” In Search Engine Optimization measurement is critical to success. Sure, keyword rankings are a great measure of SEO. More keywords ranking higher means more traffic, right? But, …

7 Strategies To Achieve Great Things On Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog.</i><p>“How cool would it be to have 1 million Facebook fans?”<p>This is how I tend to go about setting social media marketing goals. I pull an aspirational number out of the air and go for it.<p>Would it be cool to have 1 million Facebook fans? Absolutely!<p>Is …

Goal Setting

Three Reasons Marketers Need Big Data Platforms During The Holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are officially less than a week away. Retailers are scrambling, holiday hours are about to go into place, shoppers are setting their alarm clocks, things are about to get real – and there’s some serious cash on the table to be had by the brands and shops who appeal …

The Science Of App Marketing: How To Make Your App Stand Out In The Super-Crowded App Stores

But app markets are also becoming incredibly competitive. That means many companies and app developers invest in apps only to see them lost in the "swamp" — the murky, messy, and cluttered app markets.<p>From a consumer perspective, app markets are difficult to navigate. App search is still primitive. …

Apps

Facebook Updates Its Analytics Dashboard To Further Court App Developers

Developers can now better understand how their Facebook-integrated apps perform.<p>Facebook announced an update to its App Insights product to improve upon its analytics dashboard that features a clean interface and visualized data. The App Insights 2.0 Beta update has been redesigned to integrate all …

YouAppi raises $3M for analytics that decipher mobile app consumer behavior

YouAppi is announcing it has raised $3 million in funding to build on its analytics that figure out what customers do after they download an app.<p>A lot of middleman companies will help mobile app developers acquire a lot of users, but YouAppi focuses on what happens after the customer is acquired, …

How can I track my online advertising results?

There are three standard ways to measure the effectiveness of your online advertising spend:<p><b>1. Conversion Rate</b><br>Conversion Rate measures how many …

Big Is Better : User Engagement Is Directly Proportional To Mobile Screen Size

A joint report formed by information and analytics firm IHS and mobile analytics provider Mobidia Technology on the impact of screen sizes in user …

Here’s What Google’s LEGO-Style Phone, Project Ara, Looks Like Right Now

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve heard much about Project Ara, Google’s effort to build a phone out of components that can be swapped out, piece-by-piece.<p>Google showed off the device a bit back at I/O and, alas, things got a bit crashy during the presentation.<p>In a new video released today, the …

An average Tinder user spends 90 minutes swiping each day

The swipe left or right method of match making has helped Tinder rise in popularity since its debut two years ago. In a report from <i>The New York Times,</i> we get a glimpse at just how folks are using the app. In the aforementioned time frame, the mobile software is said to be approaching 50 million …

Facebook Makes About $407 Every Second

Yesterday evening Facebook was was down for a little over 30 minutes. In that time, the company lost somewhere in the ballpark of $854,700 in …

Inbox users to receive more invitations to share today

If you missed out on the first wave of invitations for Google’s new Inbox email client don’t fret, Google has been handing out another batch in the last 24 hours. Furthermore, another round of “Golden Ticket” invites will be will be arriving today for current users to dish out to their pals.<p>Inbox …

Android News

Google updates Play Books app to make reading non-fiction easier

Google Play Books for Android is getting an update today, with a focus on non-fiction content.<p>The new version for Android devices brings three new features that make it easier to read textbooks, cookbooks, travel guides and more.<p>Skim Mode: go through an ebook quickly with a video-player-like …

Bing image search now lets you filter by animated GIF

The Internet’s (perfectly legitimate) obsession with animated GIFs (pronounced with a hard “G”) continues today with news from Microsoft: Bing users can now search specifically for animated GIFs.<p>This absolutely essential addition mirrors Google’s own GIF filters, which launched over a year ago.<p>Now …

3 Keyword Data Workarounds for An Organic Search Campaign

<i>Stanley Meytin is the founder and Creative Director at</i> <i>True Film Production</i><i>, a New York City-based video production company that creates videos for businesses and brands all over the world.</i><p>In October 2011, Google began to mask its keyword data, ostensibly for the sake of privacy. In Google …

Google’s Inbox is A New Email App From The Gmail Team Designed Not To Be Gmail

Google has introduced a new email app, from the same team that builds Gmail, but intended as something completely different from Gmail. Inbox is the app, and it looks like it might owe some inspiration to Mailbox, and to Google Now.<p>The new Inbox app is available to a limited user group only, and …

Using Google Inbox: this feels like the future of email

My favorite thing about Inbox, Google's radical new email app for Android, iOS, and the web, is that it's perfectly happy to have you use your email as a to-do list. Rather than try to turn your inbox into nothing more than a series of letters and conversations, or help you clear your messages out …