- Podcast 127: How Chandler Bolt Built Self Publishing School into a Multi-Million Dollar a Year Business
Today, I’ve got an interview with Chandler Bolt from Self-Publishing School. I met Chandler at a conference about two years ago and was immediately impressed with his business and overall attitude. As you’ll hear on this episode, Chandler is in … Continued The post Podcast 127: How Chandler Bolt Built Self Publishing School into a […]
- Niche Pursuits Income Report for May 2017
Welcome to my May 2017 income report! As usual, I had a lot going on during the month related to business, so I’d like to share a few highlights. Overall, you will see that it was a good month. My … Continued The post Niche Pursuits Income Report for May 2017 appeared first on Niche […]
- How I Plan to Help You Quit Your Job and Become a Full-time Entrepreneur
When I quit my full-time job in 2011, the change from a regular corporate gig to working at home as my own boss was a major life changing moment for me. I went from being a business banker working a … Continued The post How I Plan to Help You Quit Your Job and Become […]
- Secret To SaaS Success: Recognize That You’re Not Selling Software
I’ve been working in the software industry for over 25 years. Pretty much my entire professional career (if you don’t count that stint as a night clerk at Red Roof Inn).
- Why This New Chatbot Is More Likely To Get You Promoted Than Fired
Confession: For the past several months I’ve been furiously coding away on a new project as part of HubSpot Labs. It’s called GrowthBot. It’s a chatbot for marketing and sales people — and anyone looking to grow a company (like startup folks).
- Insightful Study of 386 SaaS Startup Pricing Pages
Late last year, I combed through the Montclare SaaS 250 — a directory of the biggest SaaS companies in the world — to find common trends in what I thought would be a significant dataset. As it turned out, 80% of the 250 biggest SaaS companies didn’t have a pricing page at all.
- Release Notes: Exciting Upgrades to your Stats and Atom Apps
Don’t let your email marketing efforts stop after hitting send. Our mobile team recently delivered two new versions of our top mobile apps, AWeber Stats and Atom. Check out how to take advantage of these new features and download these free apps today. Get to know your subscribers with AWeber Stats Our previous release of […]
- 17 WordPress Plugins Email Marketers Should Know About
As a busy business owner or blogger, you know it’s important to optimize your time spent. One way to to do so? By making the most out of the tools you currently use. If WordPress is your Content Management System (CMS), there are a ton of ways you can use the tool to level up […]
- What Email Marketers Need to Know About LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms
Are you looking for high-quality subscribers to join your list? (Okay, okay. That’s a silly question. Of course you are!) There are hundreds of tactics out there that’ll help you grow your list. These tactics typically promote adding many subscribers, but very few of them focus on how to add the right subscribers. If you […]
- Making the Internet safer and faster: Introducing reCAPTCHA Android API
When we launched reCAPTCHA ten years ago, we had a simple goal: enable users to visit the sites they love without worrying about spam and abuse. Over the years, reCAPTCHA has changed quite a bit. It evolved from the distorted text to street numbers and names, then No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA in 2014 and Invisible reCAPTCHA […]
- Better Snippets for your Users
Before buying a book, people like to get a snapshot of how they’re about to spend a few hours reading. They’ll take a look at the synopsis, the preface, or even the prologue just to get a sense about whether they’ll like the book. Search result snippets are much the same; they help people decide […]
- A reminder about links in large-scale article campaigns
Lately we’ve seen an increase in spammy links contained in articles referred to as contributor posts, guest posts, partner posts, or syndicated posts. These articles are generally written by or in the name of one website, and published on a different one.Google does not discourage these types of articles in the cases when they inform […]
- When and How to Use Domain Authority, Page Authority, and Link Count Metrics – Whiteboard Friday
Posted by randfishHow can you effectively apply link metrics like Domain Authority and Page Authority alongside your other SEO metrics? Where and when does it make sense to take them into account, and what exactly do they mean? In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand answers these questions and more, arming you with the knowledge you need […]
- How to Target Multiple Keywords with One Page – Next Level
Posted by BrianChilds Welcome to our newest installment of our educational Next Level series! In our last episode, Jo Cameron taught you how to whip up intelligent SEO reports for your clients to deliver impressive, actionable insights. Today, our friendly neighborhood Training Program Manager, Brian Childs, is here to show you an easy workflow for […]
- How to Build SEO Strategies Effectively (and Make Them Last)
Posted by Bill.Sebald”Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” I read The Art of War in college, written by the Chinese general Sun Tzu (author of the quote above). While his actual existence is debated, his work is often considered as brilliant military strategy and […]
- Crowdfunding for medical expenses on sites like GoFundMe and YouCaring is on the rise and could grow even further if more Americans become uninsured (Suzanne Woolley/Bloomberg)
Suzanne Woolley / Bloomberg: Crowdfunding for medical expenses on sites like GoFundMe and YouCaring is on the rise and could grow even further if more Americans become uninsured — Sites such as GoFundMe and GiveForward are poised for a wave of medical appeals if Trumpcare leaves millions uninsured, and even if it doesn’t.
- Experts detail how Russia is targeting US military personnel and veterans via a multi-pronged cyber espionage campaign involving phishing, catfishing, and more (Ben Schreckinger/Politico)
Ben Schreckinger / Politico: Experts detail how Russia is targeting US military personnel and veterans via a multi-pronged cyber espionage campaign involving phishing, catfishing, and more — With hacks, pro-Putin trolls and fake news, the Kremlin is ratcheting up its efforts to turn American servicemembers and veterans into a fifth column.
- Chinese online used car trading platform Guazi.com raises $400M Series B led by Sequoia China; Guazi was valued at $1B during $250M Series A in September 2016 (Pan Yue/China Money Network)
Pan Yue / China Money Network: Chinese online used car trading platform Guazi.com raises $400M Series B led by Sequoia China; Guazi was valued at $1B during $250M Series A in September 2016 — Sequoia Capital China has led a US$400 million series B round in Guazi.com Inc., a Chinese online used car trading platform […]
- Web Development Reading List #186: Tor 7, Designing Depth, And Mac Ransomare
Design is one of the most controversial things in our industry. There are barely any redesigns that aren’t discussed heavily in the community. Changing a well-working design is even harder as people tend to dislike anything new, but if we give them a bit of time, they might start to see things from […]
- Building Production-Ready CSS Grid Layouts Today
Industries often experience evolution less as slow and steady progress than as revolutionary shifts in modality that change best practices and methodologies seemingly overnight. This is most definitely true for front-end web development. Our industry thrives on constant, aggressive development, and new technologies emerge on a regular basis that change the way we […]
- Hybrid Apps And React Native: A Time To Transition?
Accomplished musicians often talk about how, at certain moments in their careers, they had to unlearn old habits in order to progress. This process often causes them to regress in performance while they adjust to an ultimately better method. Once the new approach is integrated, they are able to reach new heights that […]
- ‘Louie’ the 132-year-old lobster freed after spending 20 years in a restaurant
After spending 20 years in a small tank in a restaurant in New York, this crustacean has been freed back into the wild. In honor of National Lobster Month, the town of Hempstead, New York on Long Island teamed up with restaurant Peter’s Clam Bar to release a massive 22-pound lobster on Friday, believed to […]
- ‘Stranger Things’ action figures come with a special treat
Since you’ve already binged Stranger Things twice, and played the VR game, the only thing left to do is to start making up your own stories using the new Stranger Things action figures. SEE ALSO: ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 will have ‘more horror’ Funko unveiled six official, Netflix-approved action figures for characters from the show […]
- Prince George was not impressed at the Queen’s birthday parade
London celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday with Trooping the Colour, her annual birthday parade, on Saturday. The Queen’s great-grandson, however, was not impressed. Three-year-old Prince George watched the parade from a balcony (and behind a window) at Buckingham Palace with his family. Looks like a boring parade.Image: David Hartley/REX/Shutterstock Same.Image: Tim Rooke/REX/ShutterstockPrince George’s 4th […]
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- Designing better conversations online
Automattic, MIT Center for Civic Media, and The Mash-Up Americans have been working together to have honest dialogues, build empathy, and help make the world a more inclusive and compassionate place. So far, we’ve laid out the problem and explored our assumptions. In this, our third Design and Exclusion conversation, it’s time to talk about […]
- At AI bot startups, cool kids rule
You would think at least one AI-powered humanoid bot would have a properly nerdy name. Maybe a Poindexter or Hildegarde to add some natural language processing to your customer chat app? No such luck. Instead, it sounds like the cool kids are in charge at most digital assistant and bot startups. Think short, peppy names […]
- Shape-shifting ‘4D’ printed objects could pave the way for outer space structures
It takes a lot of money to launch stuff into space — even by NASA terms. The cost ranges from around $9,000 to more than $40,000 per pound. With that sort of price tag, weight and space are at a major premium with shuttle missions, causing NASA to look for innovative new ways to create […]
- How Google Cloud is transforming Japanese businesses
This week, we welcomed 13,000 executives, developers, IT managers and partners to our largest Asia-Pacific Cloud event, Google Cloud Next Tokyo. During this event, we celebrated the many ways that Japanese companies such as Kewpie, Sony (and even cucumber farmers) have transformed and scaled their businesses using Google Cloud. Since the launch of the Google Cloud […]
- Four signs you’re wasting time at work and how G Suite can help
We all waste time at work, whether it’s on purpose (brushing up on Wonder Woman’s history) or on accident (really should have budgeted more time for internal reviews). Luckily, G Suite can help you accomplish more at work, quicker. Here are four tell-tale signs you’re spending time on the wrong things, and tips on how […]
- English county council saves millions switching to G Suite and Chromebooks
A day in the life of an employee at Northumberland County Council in northern England involves everything from running schools, repairing roads or literally putting out fires. It’s work that never stops and that stretches across a rural area the size of Greater London with 330,000 citizens and three million sheep.Two years ago, the Northumberland […]
- Webinar: Application Security in the Age of Open Source
webinar that discusses how open source security can introduce security risks into software applications
- Ovum Aggressively Resets 5G Predictions
The trend line in the 5G world is that things are moving more quickly than planners thought they would.
- Plexxi Marries SDN to Hyperconverged Infrastucture
Plexxi is making it simpler to add networking to an HCI platform; IT can also more easily separate compute and storage traffic within an HCI platform.
- Uber Apologizes In Email To Ex-Riders; Former Staffer Calls It ‘All Optics’
The company has faced increasing pressure to renounce its lesser habits, but Uber’s latest repentant move has ex-employee Susan J. Fowler feeling skeptical.
- Xbox’s Co-Father Serves Up 5 Intrapreneurial Lessons
Co-Father of the Xbox, Robbie Box shares five lessons he learned as a Microsoft Intrapreneur
- 4 Essential Questions You Must Ask To Recreate Growth
In the years before the Great Recession, companies grew so fast that the objective was to handle it all. Most businesses and leaders took the same approach to managing that growth. But are we inclusive and vulnerable enough to recreate growth – while allowing the individual to influence more?