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10 Marketing Startups to Pay Attention to in 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing agencies and startups come and go, but even the good ones don’t necessarily stick around. Instead, <i>successful</i> marketing startups are those which evolve with the ever-growing demands of marketing, whether they be in the digital or …

Marketing

15 Ways to Get a Top Google Ranking for Your Small Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having trouble getting your small business site to rank in the search engines? Not even sure where to start? This post will provide you with 15 simple hacks to ensure your site is properly optimized and starts ranking as soon as possible. …

Engines

Facebook's last push into ecommerce was a disaster, but it's gearing up to try again

It wants to be the place where you make your next impulse buy.<p>As part of its budding ecommerce ambitions, Facebook recently started allowing a small number of brands to sell their products directly through a new "shop" section on their pages, BuzzFeed's Alex Katrowitz reported in July.<p>In Facebook's …

eCommerce

Richard Branson on the 3 questions you need to ask yourself before launching a startup

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Richard Branson, …

6 Habits To Make Your Small Business More Productive

Not enough time in the day? Too much to do? <i></i>That’s the lament of all entrepreneurs and small business owners!<p>There are lots of ways to save time, and plenty of tools to help you work faster. Recently I talked about super handy smartphone apps that make work easier and improve time management, and I …

7 Questions That Entrepreneurs Must Be Prepared to Answer

Pitching investors, here are a few questions that you need to know before going in for the pitch!<p>Unless you're fortunate enough to be able to fund a startup on your own, you are going to have to seek investors to help get your business up and running. The problem is if you fail at your pitch, you …

Entrepreneurship

Facebook Challenges YouTube Channels With New Features For Pages

Twitter’s not the only one Facebook is battling for control of news and content distribution. With Pages getting quieted down in the feed, Facebook wants to make its home for businesses less like a newspaper that come to you and more like TV channels you turn on. That’s why it’s YouTube that’s …

Facebook acquires video processing firm

Facebook said Thursday it has acquired an online video processing firm, adding to the company’s commitment to bring more videos on the social network.<p>San Diego-based QuickFire Networks aims to reduce the bandwidth to see videos online, while providing quality visuals. In the past, the company said …

Social Media

Do This 1 Thing For a Better Google Ranking

David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Jon Shenk—AP<p>Google/AP<p>Google/AP<p>Google/AP<p>Bryan Bedder—Getty Images for Engadget Expand<p>Getty Images<p>Andrea …

3 New Types of Digital Advertising Agencies

These are weird times for the advertising world. TV is still where the money is, but the creative momentum has shifted to digital to the point where …

Twitter Acquires Namo Media to Boost Native Ads Offering

Twitter has acquired a number of startups recently, and the latest is a native mobile ad specialist called Namo Media. The startup helps developers run native in-stream ads in the midst of their app, creating revenue opportunities and an experience that wasn’t off-putting to new and existing …

Twitter to Acquire TapCommerce, a Mobile Ad Retargeting Service

Twitter has agreed to buy TapCommerce, an ad tech firm, the two companies announced late Monday. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed, …

Facebook has acquired LiveRail, a video advertising company

Today, Facebook announced that it has acquired LiveRail, a video advertising technology company, at undisclosed terms.<p>LiveRail provides technology for publishers to monetize their videos through realtime bidding for ads. Algorithms enable publishers to match their inventory with the highest bidder …

Ecwid raises $5M to help websites run online stores

E-commerce startup Ecwid brought in $5 million in series B funding on Wednesday, raising the company’s total funding to $6.5 million. The company …

The High Road to Building an Enterprise SaaS Company

<i>Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber of are partners at</i> <i>YL Ventures.</i><p>Developing an enterprise-grade SaaS product is not easy. The keys are maintaining capital efficiency, launching early versions to the SMB market and constantly applying customer development methods.<p>B2B companies, often due to the …

Travel Search Startup Hipmunk Raises $20 Million In Funding

Online travel planning company Hipmunk has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Oak Investment Partners. Based in San Francisco, Hipmunk was founded by Adam Goldstein and Steve Huffman.<p>Hipmunk distinguishes itself from the competition by offering an “agony” filter for flights and an …

Facebook's targeted ads set to appear in apps other than Facebook

If you've ever been creeped out by those eerily targeted ads on Facebook, get ready for more of the same in <i>other</i> mobile apps as well. The popular social network has announced today that it's testing a new ads platform with a select few advertisers and partners that will push those ads beyond …

Instagram reaches 200 million users, more than 20 billion photos

Photo-sharing social network Instagram announced this week that it now has 200 million monthly active users.<p>The milestone is an indicator for healthy user growth on the service, which Facebook purchased for $1 billion nearly two years ago.<p>Instagram said it reached 100 million users in February …

Virtual Reality

Facebook Ad Clicks Set Record in Q4 2013, But Concerns Linger

It was another solid quarter for Facebook ads in Q4 of 2013, as the company recorded its best quarter ever in terms of overall engagement, according …

Google Introduces Surveys to Learn Why Users Mute Its Ads

Google today announced it is introducing, over the next few weeks, a series of short surveys in English-speaking countries which will appear after a user mutes an ad. The company says its goals are to learn why users mute ads, serve better ads, spot publishers and advertisers in violation of its …

Web ads will now follow you to Twitter

Twitter is expected to launch targeted adverts based on browser cookies<p>Twitter is on the verge of launching targeted adverts based on your previous browsing history, according to reports.<p>Twitter could make the announcement as soon as Friday, sources told <b>Tech Crunch</b>, expanding on the “experimental” …

Facebook to share data with Russia's Yandex

<b>Facebook has agreed a deal to share public data from its users with Yandex - Russia's largest search engine.</b><p>The deal will give Yandex full access to public data from users in Russia, Turkey and CIS countries including Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.<p>The data includes users' posts and comments on …

Russia

Facebook might launch a Flipboard-like reader app called Paper

Flipboard might soon find itself competing against a reader app owned by a social media juggernaut (read: Facebook), if <i>Re/code's</i> report turns out to be true. According to the website's unnamed source, the social network's been developing a news aggregator called Paper -- and no, it has nothing to …

Facebook: We Are Not Collecting Unpublished Posts and Comments

Thousands of Facebook users are giving a big thumbs-down to the idea that the social network may be reading their unpublished thoughts.<p>An online …

Report: Facebook's News Reader May Debut in January

Facebook is close to unveiling its long-awaited news reading service, and the product could be launched by the end of the month, according to …

Facebook Will Now Tell You What's Most Popular On Facebook

Facebook will now surface trending topics alongside the News Feed, using a new product the company simply calls "trending." Trending will show a …

Internet ad sales climb to $10.7 billion

Advertisers spent $10.69 billion on Internet advertisements in this last quarter, breaking an all-time record on ad spending, the Interactive Advertising Bureau reported Monday.<p>The trade group tracked a 15 percent year-over-year growth in ad dollars in the third quarter of 2013. In the third …