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[GrowthHackers.com]

  • newFrom 0 to $100,000 per Month: 20 Lessons for Building a Profitable Blog
    The author shares lessons learned over six years that he's used to create a blog that makes $100,000 a month.The post From 0 to $100,000 per Month: 20 Lessons for Building a Profitable Blog appeared first on GrowthHackers.
    - 41 mins ago19 Apr 14, 1:48pm -
  • newRetail Mobile Space to Grow Significantly in 2014
    A recent study predicts a bright future for retail mobile space. Retail mobile commerce is going to reach a new level in 2014. eMarketer has released a new report which provides an industry forecast about the progress of mobile commerce in the retail…
    - 3 hours ago19 Apr 14, 11:49am -
  • newFind The Best Editorial Ideas For Your Business. Forever.
    For a small business, having a strong editorial presence can really help boost visibility and sales numbers. But how do you use content to reach those goals? In this article, I dig into some of the best practices to develop an ongoing workflow of sma…
    - 6 hours ago19 Apr 14, 8:57am -
  • newThe Power of Story Selling
    Discover the tried and tested method for busting through your prospects' BS radar and connecting with them on a deeper level. Enjoy greater sales as a result.The post The Power of Story Selling appeared first on GrowthHackers.
    - 10 hours ago19 Apr 14, 4:06am -
  • newWant to Boost your eCommerce Conversions During the 2014 Holiday Season?
    http://www.infiniteconversions.com/want-boost-ecommerce-conversions-2014-holiday-seasonThe post Want to Boost your eCommerce Conversions During the 2014 Holiday Season? appeared first on GrowthHackers.
    - 13 hours ago19 Apr 14, 1:54am -
  • new21 Ways to make money online free in 2014
    I have written a lot of articles on how to make money online and if you are a newbie who is still confused on what is working, am here to let you know that almost all the methods published are working, it is up to you to figure out how to make it wor…
    - 13 hours ago19 Apr 14, 1:02am -
  • newSkyscraper Ads Side by Side (Standard Size of 160x600px – 120x600px)
    Be sure the size of column are at least 300px wide because the ad size in width 120px and 160px. However, you can change the size...The post Skyscraper Ads Side by Side (Standard Size of 160x600px – 120x600px) appeared first on GrowthHackers.
    - 13 hours ago19 Apr 14, 12:59am -

[growthhero.net]

  • How To Market Your Startup The Noah Kagan Way
    Learn how to market your startup from one of the web’s original growth hackers. I really admire Noah Kagan because he’s repeatedly proven that he can build successful companies from scratch. Noah currently leads Appsumo, a deals-for-entrepreneurs…
    - 96 days ago13 Jan 14, 5:00pm -
  • 4 Growth Hacks That Changed Web History
    A short list of growth tactics that were instrumental to creating some of the web’s biggest institutions — and ideas on how you can use them. 1. The double-sided incentive Incentives are good; two-sided incentives are better. Normally, you encour…
    - 24 Oct 13, 7:00pm -
  • Choosing an Email Marketing Service? Read These User Reviews First
    Researching email marketing tools for your team? Don’t choose one until you’ve read what these users have to say Picking an email marketing provider is a little like standing in the toothpaste aisle. So many options and they all do...The post Cho…
    - 3 Oct 13, 3:13pm -
  • Basic Design: How To Make Sure Your Documents Don’t Look Ugly
    Design might look like a rocket science for those who haven’t touched it before but it is involved in everyday life and surrounds us all the time. Today I would like to share some simple tips for non-designers on how...The post Basic Design: How To…
    - 4 Sep 13, 9:00am -
  • Make Smart Marketing Decisions With This 6-Step Framework
    A simple framework to help you make data-informed decisions without spending hours wading knee-deep in Excel. This article was inspired by a reader question: Whenever I make a report on our marketing team’s activities, it always takes forever since…
    - 30 Jul 13, 3:11pm -
  • Boost Your Email KPIs By Learning The 5 Types of Welcome Emails (hint: first date)
    Increase your open rates and build rapport with your users by writing the right kind of Welcome Email Think about how your most recent first date went down. It probably went something like this. First — you got your target’s...The post Boost Your…
    - 11 Jul 13, 5:30pm -
  • Case Study: How I Used Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion to Get 1 Million Likes
    How our marketing team used these 6 proven persuasion and influence principles to secure company-wide support for a massive Facebook marketing campaign As marketers, we spend most of our professional lives trying to persuade people. We write new land…
    - 20 Jun 13, 5:45pm -

[Hitenism.com]

  • A look back at some of the most popular holiday toys from the past 50 years
    The folks at Abby Ryan design created this awesome infographic of the top holiday toys from the past 50 years.
    - 8 Dec 13, 6:41pm -
  • Amazon Prime Air
    Jeff Bezos was on Charlie Rose tonight and he introduced the world to their new experimentatal initiative, Amazon Prime Air. Watch the video. It feels like Sci-Fi. Here is what he said first about Amazon Prime Air: This is early. This is still years…
    - 2 Dec 13, 4:13am -
  • Ideas, Opinions and Execution
    Ideas are a dime a dozen. Ideas are cheap while execution is expensive. Execution is what turns an idea into reality. It turns it into something that people want to use, consume and even buy. Everybody has ideas, but not everybody executes on their i…
    - 1 Dec 13, 5:54am -
  • A graphical explaination of UI vs UX
    Ed Lea created this awesome graphic which explains the difference between user interface and user experience using breakfast cereal.
    - 24 Nov 13, 7:37am -
  • Create products that people love by validating your idea first
    You’ve done it before. You asked someone this question: What do you think of my idea? Most people will tell you it’s a good idea and then they’ll go on to tell you why it’s good based on their own personal experience. These people are assumin…
    - 19 Nov 13, 12:26am -
  • Giving is the best communication
    Inspiring commercial. Pay it forward.
    - 15 Sep 13, 3:11am -
  • Anger Management
    It happens more often then we want to admit. Somebody says something, does something or you hear about it from someone else. You get angry. Your first impulse is to confront them. You’ll start thinking about exactly what they did to you and what yo…
    - 4 Sep 13, 7:03am -

[KissMetrics.com]

  • newA Beginner’s Guide to the New Facebook Power Editor
    Using Facebook Ads Manager is fine if you’re just starting to advertise on Facebook, but soon you’ll want to graduate to a more effective, advanced way to manage your ads – the Facebook Power Editor. The Facebook Power Editor is a free plugin t…
    - 23 hours ago18 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Dramatically Improve Your Google Authorship
    Google Authorship is one of the most important features of the new era of content marketing. It’s an authority or trust badge that signals to search engines and readers alike that your content is trustworthy, reputable, and high-quality. But how do…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 2:58pm -
  • Using Neuroscience to Design a Better Blog
    The science behind good design has made leaps and bounds over the last 10 years. Over the years, combinations of brain scans, eye tracking studies and surveys have been used to study how humans browse the Web. So, how can you harness this knowledge t…
    - 3 days ago16 Apr 14, 2:39pm -
  • 25 Customer Chat Tips to Reassure and Nurture Your Online Customers
    Live chat has been around for more than a decade, but only recently have companies discovered its profound effect on website conversion rates. A recent eMarketer paper cited live chat as being directly related to 38% of online purchases. And, 62% of…
    - 4 days ago15 Apr 14, 5:11pm -
  • Convert Abandoned Visitors With 3 Surprisingly Underused Proven Technologies
    You’ve given it all you’ve got to bring prospects to your site. But, then, the next thing you know, poof, they’re gone. You are not alone. According to a study conducted by web research group, Baymard Institute, an average of 67.89% of shopping…
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 6:57pm -
  • 17 Advanced Methods for Promoting Your New Piece of Content
    Some people have so much success with their content marketing strategies that they have hundreds of thousands of readers. Of course, great content is a big part of the equation, but the other, often overlooked area of content marketing is content pro…
    - 8 days ago11 Apr 14, 4:13pm -
  • 5 Clever Ways to Increase Mobile App Reviews
    The opinions of others play a major role in people’s purchasing decisions, whether the opinions are about restaurants, movies, or apps. With respect to apps, opinions and reviews also affect how visible they will be in app store search results and…
    - 9 days ago10 Apr 14, 5:31pm -

[Gleam.io]

  • How to Always See Facebook Posts From Your Favourite Pages
    Whenever you like a page on Facebook you have essentially opted in to receiving updates or posts from that page in your Newsfeed. Unfortuantely Facebook has slowly been making changes over time to reduce the chance that you actually end … Continue…
    - 12 days ago7 Apr 14, 9:57am -
  • Lessons Learned Growing to Over 100 Customers
    Earlier last month we crossed an important milestone in the growth of Gleam – 100 paying customers in 5 months. It might not seem like many, but for us, it’s an important validation that we’re building something people get value … Continue re…
    - 23 days ago27 Mar 14, 6:00am -
  • Simple Trick to Increase YouTube Subscribers by 400%
    Here at Gleam we’re always on the lookout for ways to help users grow the metrics that are important to them. YouTube is one of my favourite social networks, I personally think it has a long way to grow & … Continue reading →The post Simple Tr…
    - 88 days ago21 Jan 14, 9:11am -
  • Grow Your Twitter Follower Numbers With These 40 Proven Tips
    How do I get more followers on Twitter? It could be for your own profile or a company profile that you manage. This is a question that comes around regularly, especially since we spend a lot of our time helping … Continue reading →The post Grow…
    - 30 Dec 13, 12:01pm -
  • Should You Buy Facebook Likes?
    One question that comes up a lot when we talk with businesses is: Should we buy Facebook Likes? Since we’re a new business we need to quickly appear more credible to potential users. Achieving this number via a contest or … Continue reading →T…
    - 14 Dec 13, 2:16am -
  • Introducing Facebook Mobile Tab Smart Links
    If you’ve ever run a competition inside a Facebook tab you may have seen the dreaded 404 page tab not found error message. The reason that you see this is because Facebook does not support tabs inside any of their … Continue reading →The post…
    - 9 Dec 13, 7:03am -
  • 16 Growth Hacks That Have Helped Grow Our Business By 200% Without Any Press
    Running a startup can be a very surreal experience, at the beginning you spend the majority of your time obsessing about your product, making sure you manage the roadmap to launch effectively & any other task that comes your way. … Continue reading…
    - 19 Nov 13, 1:25pm -

[InsideIntercom.io]

  • The power of behavior-driven user messaging
    A poorly timed message is about as powerful as a badly timed punchline. Timing is of the essence. Today we… Read more…You're reading The power of behavior-driven user messaging, a post from the Intercom Blog.Intercom is a simple, personal messag…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 8:00am -
  • New in Intercom: A/B testing, increase message engagement
    Nothing is ever perfect. There’s always room for improvement. Make every message count. Intercom is already the easiest way to track,… Read more…You're reading New in Intercom: A/B testing, increase message engagement, a post from the Interco…
    - 11 days ago8 Apr 14, 4:30pm -
  • 7 things I Wish Every Search Box Did
    It’s hard to imagine a product without search, yet it’s rare to see a product that does it well. It’s… Read more…You're reading 7 things I Wish Every Search Box Did, a post from the Intercom Blog.Intercom is a simple, personal messaging se…
    - 12 days ago7 Apr 14, 2:00pm -
  • New Intercomrades
    At Intercom, we are always hiring driven, passionate people to join our team. Here are our newest team mates! Michelle,… Read more…You're reading New Intercomrades, a post from the Intercom Blog.Intercom is a simple, personal messaging service f…
    - 16 days ago3 Apr 14, 11:24pm -
  • Four Things I Wish Every Chart Did
    Analytics tools are great for the collecting data that’s easy to measure, and visualising it in beautiful charts. Sadly, this… Read more…You're reading Four Things I Wish Every Chart Did, a post from the Intercom Blog.Intercom is a simple, per…
    - 19 days ago31 Mar 14, 6:07pm -
  • The Unbundling of Email at Work
    Every tool that sets out to kill email ends up sending it instead. This is a guest post by Mathilde… Read more…You're reading The Unbundling of Email at Work, a post from the Intercom Blog.Intercom is a simple, personal messaging service for bus…
    - 38 days ago12 Mar 14, 3:48pm -
  • New Intercomrades
    Intercom is always hiring passionate people to join our team. We’re happy for you to meet our newest team mates!… Read more…You're reading New Intercomrades, a post from the Intercom Blog.Intercom is a simple, personal messaging service for bu…
    - 50 days ago28 Feb 14, 6:19pm -

[TaphaNgum.net]

  • newOn failure
    Do you allow yourself to be defined by the numerous times that you fell as a baby learning to walk? Why do you allow it for recent failures? — Tapha (@TaphaNgum) April 18, 2014
    - 19 hours ago18 Apr 14, 7:42pm -
  • Episode 2 – Brandon Pindulic – Wasabi Ventures, Hombre Salsa – How to make the real moves that the business books don’t tell you about
    This interview will show you how to build and benefit from real relationships. Most advice online tells you to attend networking events with your name tag on, and just ‘talk to everybody’. But i think we all know that this rarely works. In this i…
    - 3 days ago16 Apr 14, 1:34pm -
  • Small Courage x 1,000,000
    - Deciding to meditate for 15 minutes before you get out of bed. - Deciding to stop watching that youtube video, walking over to your laptop and typing those first 15 words. - DECIDING on what web host you’re going to use, and then buying the hosti…
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 4:31pm -
  • Episode 1 – Maks Surguy – 0-300k visitors a month in less than a year
    How this young Programmer built a 300k visitors per month site in just a few months, released 11 others, has released a book, and why he’s not stopping there. This interview is about how to be prolific. How to beat ‘the resistance’ and get the…
    - 16 days ago3 Apr 14, 1:01pm -
  • Analyse Your Resistance. Is it ‘not enough people know about this yet’ or ‘i fucking hate this’
    Not all resistances are created equal. Before MyAppTemplates, 90% of the things that i started i actually hated. I realise that now, only because i took time to analyse my resistance to work. Whenever i sit down to work on something, i have resistanc…
    - 27 days ago24 Mar 14, 1:02am -
  • Maybe
    There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The nex…
    - 51 days ago27 Feb 14, 8:58pm -
  • Upcoming post: Inside a VERY small acquisition
    An upcoming post where i will discuss buying a website. The process i went through in deciding to make the purchase. What metrics i looked at and how you can do the same. I’ll be sharing extra details with those of you who are subscribed to the new…
    - 71 days ago7 Feb 14, 5:45am -

[OkDork.com]

  • How You Can Accidentally Start Your Own Company
    About two months ago, one of my ideas was rejected. Not by customers, investors, or even strangers. This idea was rejected by some of my closest friends.So here was my idea…There’s a limited edition movie poster company called MondoTees. They g…
    - 4 days ago15 Apr 14, 9:54pm -
  • How You Can Create Content That Generates 40,000 Targeted Visitors
    A few weeks ago I bookmarked the article 21 things related to SEO and was blown away by how much I learned. So I tracked down “Backlinko” as he’s known online, aka Brian Dean, and read almost all of his amazing content. His stuff was pure gold…
    - 17 days ago2 Apr 14, 9:50pm -
  • How We Grew OkDork 200% with These Exact SEO Tips
    When I was director of marketing at Mint.com one of the largest ways we grew to millions of users was via Google. Specifically via people searching for relevant terms and clicking through to our site. Over the years SEO (search engine optimization),…
    - 23 days ago27 Mar 14, 3:03am -
  • How to Write a Convincing Craigslist Ad (or You get out what you put in)
    How was your weekend?Before I tell you a bit about mine and my semi-viral Craiglist ad, I want to let you know that TODAY I am doing a live AMA from 11:30am EST to 1pm EST at inbound.org. If you’ve ever wanted to ask me a marketing question (or my…
    - 33 days ago17 Mar 14, 2:54pm -
  • How to get your first 100 email subscribers
    You ever have one of those friends or acquaintances who you just know will succeed? I’m sure you do. Bryan Harris is one of those people for me. This guy does not stop. He was an early member of Monthly1k and has gone on to be a complete beast crea…
    - 38 days ago12 Mar 14, 4:12am -
  • How to spend your first $100 in Facebook Ads
    The whole Facebook ads world can be very confusing.Target this interest, don’t do this hack, make sure to exclude certain people.Good lord, where to even begin.Over the past two years, I’ve spent over $2,000,000 buying Facebook ads (see below)…
    - 46 days ago5 Mar 14, 2:15am -
  • The Formula for Creating a 1,000,000 Download Podcast
    Howdy everyone. A few months ago, my friend Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income interviewed me for his podcast. Little did I know that podcasts are a channel with significantly less competition than blogs and a fervent subscriber base that is LARGE in…
    - 51 days ago27 Feb 14, 4:05am -

[RyanHoover.me]

  • Compete with Kindness
    I’m a loyal Instacart customer. Not just because of the time it saves me restocking my fridge, but also for its fantastic customer support and personability.Exhibit ALast week I ordered groceries from Instacart unaware that the streets outsi…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 1:37pm -
  • Product Hunt Radio: Episode 1
    In the inaugural episode of Product Hunt Radio (PHR), Shaan Puri and Furqan Rydhan joined me to geek out about product. We chat about the Bebo reacquisition, the backstory behind Monkey Inferno’s new video walkie talkie app, Blab, share our favo…
    - 4 days ago15 Apr 14, 2:53pm -
  • Product Hunt Live Founder AMA Recap
    Thanks all 65 of you for joining me at the first Product Hunt Live Founder AMA last Friday at the majestic Monkey Inferno (thanks for hosting!).Shaan Puri gave us the backstory on the Bebo reacquisition and shared the inspiration for Monkey Inferno…
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 7:43pm -
  • Can technology make the world more empathetic?
    The man across from me waved his hand. “Excuse me,” he said for a second time. I looked up, removing my headphones."Yes?" I replied.Sitting behind his laptop, the man asked, “What’s the WiFi password?”"Oh, yeah! It’s ‘@capita…
    - 17 days ago2 Apr 14, 1:45pm -
  • Emailed Receipts: A Missed Opportunity
    The other day I received this email from Buffer:It’s a receipt for my monthly subscription. Instinctively, I opened the email, quickly glanced at the charge to verify the dollar amount, and archived it.Later that day I reflected on that mome…
    - 24 days ago26 Mar 14, 3:37pm -
  • 60 Second Thank You
    A few weeks ago Clément Vouillon from SaaS Club, sent me this heart-warming email: Hi Ryan, I’m @clemnt on Twitter, you’ve kindly proposed to feature SaaS Club on Product Hunt this week end! Just wanted to write you a little email wit…
    - 32 days ago18 Mar 14, 1:32pm -
  • There's No Right Way to Start Up
    Twitter is confusing. Early on, skeptics questioned, “What problem does it solve?” Even its founders couldn’t quite describe it, let alone foresee what it would become. It wasn’t clear what [Twitter] was. They called it a social netwo…
    - 39 days ago11 Mar 14, 9:47pm -

[freshsupercool.com]

  • 5 Ways to Become the MacGyver of Getting Clicks
    “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Likewise, in online world, if you create content that no one clicks on, does it exist? If you ever do ANY kind of marketing… SEO, PPC, email, social media… a…
    - 3 days ago16 Apr 14, 6:10pm -
  • How to Test Your Business Idea at (Almost) Zero Budget
    Who do you think of when I say “first in flight”? The Wright brothers, right? Interesting though, back then, it wasn’t the Wright brothers, but a man named Samuel Langley. Back when there was a race to be the first in flight, a bunch of men wer…
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 4:27pm -
  • How I Turned Local Business Freebies Into $2k per Month Revenue
    Have you ever seen an ad like this? If you’re doing display advertising online (Google display network, Facebook, wherever), the odds are that these ads aren’t making you a positive ROI. Here’s the irony: those ad networks actually don’t like…
    - 10 days ago9 Apr 14, 4:32pm -

[growthdevil.com]

  • 42 Conversion Optimization Best Practices for Beginners (Part Two)
    Getting conversions for your website is a tough racket. It requires a deft touch and knowledge of when to take the right kind of action. It demands anticipation of your audience’s needs and the ability to show them how your product meets those expe…
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 5:47am -
  • 42 Conversion Optimization Best Practices for Beginners (Part One)
    In the movie Glengarry Glen Ross, Alec Baldwin famously yells at his salesmen to always be closing. In the digital age, it’s not salesmen but websites that need to be closing. Only now it’s referred to as a conversion rate. The whole point of a…
    - 17 days ago2 Apr 14, 10:18pm -
  • Results From Growth Hacking Our Own Website
    Over the last three months, my project here at Growth Devil has been to growth hack our own website. We wanted to see what kinds of changes we could make that would lead to real growth; using the Pirate Metrics model I focused on acquisition, activat…
    - 29 days ago22 Mar 14, 12:27am -

[thedannorris.com]

[paymill.com]

  • 7 key SaaS metrics to keep a close eye on
    Gut feelings are one thing, but it’s cold hard numbers that quantify your progress and show whether you’re on the right path. To find out how your software as a service (SaaS) business is performing, … Read moreThe post 7 key SaaS metrics to k…
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 8:50am -
  • Our response to the recent OpenSSL vulnerability
    By now you’ve probably heard about the OpenSSL vulnerability named Heartbleed. A bug which is estimated to have affected two thirds of the internet. But in true startup-fashion we moved quickly to make sure all … Read moreThe post Our response t…
    - 8 days ago11 Apr 14, 4:47pm -
  • 49 things you can do to build trust for your online shop
    You’ve spent countless hours getting your products ready to ship. Now it’s time to start converting visitors into paying customers – after all that’s the lifeblood for every business. But what happens when you’re conversion … Read moreTh…
    - 16 days ago3 Apr 14, 5:50pm -
  • 76 statistics on how social media is affecting e-commerce
    Today you’ll hardly come across a business without a social media presence. Yet finding out what the return of investment (ROI) on social media is something folks still struggle with – after all time is … Read moreThe post 76 statistics on how…
    - 24 days ago26 Mar 14, 2:11pm -
  • 9 Books on Entrepreneurship Everybody Must Read
    Sometimes the biggest hurdle keeping folks from starting a business is the first step. And it’s a big one for anyone. But it’s usually the fear of failure and the unknown holding people back. Fortunately, … Read moreThe post 9 Books on Entrepr…
    - 29 days ago21 Mar 14, 3:57pm -
  • 22 things to avoid when building a new product
    Welcome to The Mill, our weekly roundup of the hottest startup stories and resources to hit the web. Curated by the PAYMILL team, here’s what grabbed our attention in the past seven days. Want to … Read moreThe post 22 things to avoid when build…
    - 43 days ago7 Mar 14, 2:52pm -
  • 10 steps to increasing your productivity in a startup
    Anybody who thinks startups are all about fun and free Red Bull is deluded! Sure we manage to play a game of table football at the office, but it’s back to work after recharging our … Read moreThe post 10 steps to increasing your productivity in…
    - 46 days ago4 Mar 14, 3:59pm -

[driftrock.com]

  • In London 22/4-2/5? Join us in our free Digital Marketing pop up shop!
    We love sharing our passion for digital marketing and so we're excited to announce that we'll be running a free two-week digital marketing pop up shop in London.Join us inside Old Street station from April 22nd - May 2nd and meet marketers from aro…
    - 12 days ago7 Apr 14, 10:59pm -
  • How to Optimize Your Facebook Page Like Campaigns the Quick and Dirty Way
    Recently I've been running a Facebook advertising campaign with the goal of getting more 'likes' for the Driftrock page.)This is not the sort of campaign I wanted to be spending a lot of time setting up, yet I ran into a familiar dilemma: Knowing…
    - 39 days ago11 Mar 14, 5:09pm -
  • 3 little known 'hacks' to optimise your Facebook ad targeting for free!
    Doing Facebook advertising correctly can be costly. The key to success is to narrow down your target audience until you find specific sweet spots that respond well. Experienced marketers are able to make good guesses about the kinds of people who are…
    - 74 days ago4 Feb 14, 3:01pm -
  • 7 Creative Ideas for your next Twitter Lead Cards Campaign
    Lead Generation Cards are a type of Twitter ad that lets users easily opt into offers and share their details with your business without having to leave the platform or even fill out any forms. Once a user clicks on a button within your promoted tw…
    - 93 days ago16 Jan 14, 12:18pm -
  • Top 5 Social Media Advertising Trends for 2014
    2013 saw some major changes in the social media sector. New platforms sprung up, more ad types emerged and all networks increased their efforts at monetisation.So what has 2014 got in store for us marketers? We've put together a list of 5 social me…
    - 9 Jan 14, 10:59am -
  • Twitter's new broad match targeting: What you need to know
    This week Twitter introduced broad match keyword targeting to allow advertisers to automatically include related terms such as synonyms and misspellings in their promoted tweets. For example, a coffee shop promoting "love coffee" will now also targ…
    - 12 Dec 13, 11:04am -
  • A Guide to Domain Sponsored Stories - How we got a Facebook CTR of 8.62%
    There are over 20 different Facebook ad types so advertisers could be forgiven for not wanting to run experiments on all of them. But there is one advert that you should definitely not neglect to try: Domain Sponsored Stories. Over a week-long trial…
    - 3 Dec 13, 9:29pm -

[distributionhacks.com]

  • YC Demo Day, the Morning After
    Apparently, this year it’s particularly in vogue to express a certain ennui about the batch of Y Combinator startups that presented at Demo Day. As I checked in with investors and friends who attended the event, the overwhelming response was that…
    - 27 Mar 13, 6:48pm -
  • Why Advertising on Mobile Sucks, From the Marketer's Perspective
    This TechCrunch article contains a graphic comparing eCPMS of desktop vs. mobile advertising:TLDR version of this post: buying stuff on mobile is a terrible experience and fewer people do it than on the full-size desktop browser. Things you can…
    - 30 Dec 12, 4:57pm -
  • Finding a New Voice

    - 15 Aug 12, 10:29pm -
  • The Best Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me (for Demo Day)
    TL;DR1: I believe you can raise a $200M hedge fun, why not a seed round?TL;DR2: You have the rest of your life to be a “fat and happy” finance guy on the fringes of the financial industry (or run any lifestyle business, like our family consulta…
    - 10 Aug 12, 6:18am -
  • Post Launch Checklist: 10 Tasks You Should Complete
    Over the past week or so YC companies in my batch have begun launching in anticipation of Demo Day. Congratulations, your startup is in the news! Now what?I’ve done 3 company launches and more than a dozen product launches, and contributed to ma…
    - 1 Aug 12, 5:56am -
  • So Meta: My Startup is a Tool for Distribution Hackers
    It might not have been obvious before, but this morning’s announcement of the Referly API and corresponding launch of our “customer acquisition as a service” shopping marketplace should leave no doubt. Referly was built for distribution hacker…
    - 23 Jul 12, 7:44pm -
  • Who Owns the Website, and Why
    Getting the Most Out of This Post: print out every single page of your website and tape it all up on a huge wall in your office or lay it out on the floor. Bring together key stakeholders from every department in your company and give them post-it n…
    - 16 Jul 12, 11:44pm -

[GrowthEverywhere.com]

[Quora - Growth Hacking]

[AndrewChen.co]

  • How to solve the cold-start problem for social products
    Social products need mass before scaling growth I often write on the topic of how social products can scale growth, resulting in inbound emails to the effect of “how do I get my product to go viral?” The problem is, until you have a strong basel…
    - 23 days ago27 Mar 14, 6:34pm -
  • How to design successful social products with 3 habit-forming feedback loops
    Social products share a common ancestry and set of problems It’s been a decade after Friendster popularized the notion of the social network, and we’ve seen hundreds of flavors of social products. Many of them are very different from each other,…
    - 33 days ago17 Mar 14, 8:45pm -
  • Congrats to my sis Ada Chen, who’s joining SurveyMonkey as VP Marketing
    I’m happy to congratulate my kid sister Ada Chen (@adachen) who joined SurveyMonkey as their VP Marketing this week. Awesome. Ada is exceedingly modest for a successful entrepreneur. She has two successful exits and a deep background in marketing (…
    - 52 days ago26 Feb 14, 7:18pm -
  • How to make content creation easy: Short-form, ephemeral, mobile, and now, anonymous
    Like many folks over the last couple days, I downloaded Secret and started playing with it over the weekend. The NYT even wrote an article about this category of apps. A few thoughts went through my head- is this a gimmick? Are the push notifications…
    - 68 days ago11 Feb 14, 1:17am -
  • My 2013 essays on mobile, startups, and tech
    Happy new year! Here’s a quick list of some of the essays I wrote (and guest posted) for 2013. Long form stuff Zero to Product/Market Fit (Presentation) Here’s a presentation I gave to a group of entrepreneurs talking about the issues starting o…
    - 2 Jan 14, 8:39pm -
  • When a great product hits the funding crunch
    Building a great product is not enough Today I read a well-done article by The Verge on the shutdown of Everpix, a photo startup that’s gained a small but loyal following. It’s a great read, and I’d encourage you to check it out. There’s a lo…
    - 5 Nov 13, 9:23pm -
  • A clever way to buy Facebook ads based on what your users like (Guest post)
    My friend Gagan Biyani wrote up a great piece how to analyze what your Facebook audience is interested in, and using that to buy ads. He’s generously shared it, below. Gagan is CEO and co-founder at Sprig, and before that was at Lyft and started up…
    - 28 Oct 13, 5:04pm -

[jeffbullas.com]

  • How to Reap Revenue from Your Social Media Marketing Campaigns: 3 Case Studies
    Today’s social media marketing campaigns have a big job to accomplish for brands. They are a vehicle for consumers to discover new products and engage with brands, but companies now expect them to close the deal and drive revenue, converting an onl…
    - 1 day ago18 Apr 14, 2:15pm -
  • 15 Twitter Facts and Figures for 2014 You Need to Know
    The social media network that was never meant to be a social network, Twitter, celebrated its eighth birthday in March, 2014. The now microblogging giant has come a long way since co-founder Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, “just setting up my twttr”…
    - 4 days ago15 Apr 14, 4:00pm -
  • The 15 Most Common WordPress Mistakes to Avoid
    A very old and famous saying, “to err is human and to forgive is divine“, is absolutely true. We all make mistakes, because none of us is perfect. Whether it’s real life or WordPress, mistakes happen everywhere. To commit a mistake is not a cri…
    - 6 days ago13 Apr 14, 4:35pm -
  • 10 Tips to to Double Your Facebook Likes
    When social media started raising its head as a business marketing tool, there were just a handful of social networks. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn were the main protagonists. Today we have a plethora of social networks and visual networks such as…
    - 9 days ago10 Apr 14, 9:38pm -
  • 8 Ways to Motivate Your Followers to Amplify Your Content Marketing
    Brands want it, fans create it, Google embraces it and Facebook loves it. User Generated Content (UGC) is the “Holy Grail” of social media and content marketing and it’s becoming key to cracking the elusive Facebook fan feed and getting your we…
    - 11 days ago8 Apr 14, 9:55pm -
  • 10 Tactics You Must Use in Your Content Marketing Strategy
    Social media marketing is still cool but there is a new kid on the block. The name…”content marketing” So when you think about it, what drives traffic on the social web are two key things. Great content in all its multi-media glory and the soci…
    - 12 days ago7 Apr 14, 8:58pm -
  • The Top 15 Social Media Marketing Strategy Mistakes to Avoid
    Social media is the most popular online activity, so it makes perfect sense for businesses to want to tap into that audience to try and increase sales. Right now, more than 90 percent of businesses use social media in one form or another. But, simpl…
    - 13 days ago6 Apr 14, 8:31pm -

[quora - User Acquisition]

[Startup-marketing.com]

  • Growth Hacking is for Smart Marketers – Not Just Startups
    Startups live and die by their ability to drive customer acquisition growth.  Of course many startups are doomed to failure and can’t grow because they never reach product/market fit.  But even with product/market fit, traction is tough. Startups…
    - 85 days ago24 Jan 14, 8:37pm -
  • Growth Hackers Conference Recap and Slides
    Yesterday was the third time the Growth Hackers Conference was held in Silicon Valley.   It’s humbling to be a part of the speaker lineup at this conference. The collective knowledge and experience of the speakers comes from driving growth … Con…
    - 8 Nov 13, 9:58pm -
  • Deconstructing PR: Advice From A Former VentureBeat Writer
    Guest Post By Conrad Egusa  I want to begin by thanking Sean for the opportunity to write this guest article. I came across Sean’s website Startup-Marketing.com many years ago, and to this day I don’t believe another resource has had … Continu…
    - 5 Nov 13, 7:29pm -
  • Check out The Beginner’s Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization
    FACT: Conversion Rate Optimization tops the Digital Marketing Priorities for 2013 according to the Econsultancy Report: “Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing: Digital Trends for 2013″ Looks like the big guys are finally getting it!  I’ve be…
    - 13 Sep 13, 7:04pm -
  • My Future Marketing Blog Posts
    Focus is the most precious asset for any startup CEO.  As much as I love blogging about startup marketing, it just isn’t a very good use of my time these days.   So for the foreseeable future, I’ll be taking a … Continue reading →
    - 29 Jan 13, 1:27am -
  • Are Marketers Now Required to be Engineers Too?
    As much as I hate to admit it, online marketers with engineering backgrounds often have a significant advantage over non-engineering marketers.  They are simply much more capable of “getting stuff done.” The rest of us waste a lot of time … Co…
    - 11 Jan 13, 10:22pm -
  • Pioneers Festival in Vienna Austria
    This week’s Pioneers Festival in Austria was a great surprise (I wasn’t sure what to expect).  It’s very hard to make time for events, but I’m really glad I did for this one.  Stepping back from day to day execution helps with … Continu…
    - 2 Nov 12, 8:25pm -

[SkilledUp.com]

  • 5 Social Media Influencers You Should be Following
    Conservative estimates show that over 2 billion people in the world use social media regularly. That means at least 25% of humans on the planet have “Liked” something, Tweeted, watched a video on YouTube, or showed off a photo on Instagram. In on…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 12:57pm -
  • Being Part of a Community: How You Relate to Others on Social Media
    When you’re sitting in front of your computer or staring at your phone, it’s easy to think of the Internet as a pretty small place. When you’re trying to reach out to the hundreds of millions of people on a major social network, on the other ha…
    - 9 days ago10 Apr 14, 1:30pm -
  • 6 SEO Experts Who Can Help You Rank Page #1 of Google Search
    More than 90% of all online experiences start with a search engine. Each month, these experiences exceed 100 billion global searches on Google alone! Add those figures to research data showing that nearly 90% of consumers use search engines for purch…
    - 24 days ago26 Mar 14, 1:30pm -

[BuzzStream.com]

  • Infographic Outreach Tips
    TweetToday’s guest post comes from BuzzStream customer Adrienne Erin. Adrienne is a writer and online PR specialist at WebpageFX.  Have you ever heard the expression “work smarter, not harder?” It sounds like one of those things your dad might…
    - 10 days ago9 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • 17 PR Professionals Share Their Best Pitching Tips
    TweetToday’s post comes from BuzzStream friend, Ritika Puri, a data-lover and marketer turned entrepreneur and writer. Ritika works with content marketers to build lead pipelines and has written for Forbes, The Next Web, Business Insider, and Amer…
    - 17 days ago2 Apr 14, 12:00pm -
  • Introducing The Advanced Guide to Content Promotion
    TweetContent marketing is all the rage, but it’s getting harder. Why? Because everyone is doing it. As more and more companies produce more and more content, it gets even harder to be heard, get found, and stick out. To help marketers, agencies,…
    - 24 days ago26 Mar 14, 12:00pm -
  • Finding and Claiming Links for Content
    TweetYou can find opportunities to claim links for your content (like ebooks and infographics) similarly to how you find unlinked mentions and links to reclaim for your brand. Acquiring all the links you deserve can move the needle on search and tr…
    - 30 days ago20 Mar 14, 12:00pm -
  • How to Measure Outreach Success Using a Meta-Analysis
    TweetHow did that last outreach campaign or template perform? It’s easy to find out; just check response rates or count up all of the links you earned. But smart marketers want to dig deeper: What sort of outreach is working best for the company, o…
    - 46 days ago4 Mar 14, 11:55am -
  • Actionable Tactics to Get Great Links with PR
    TweetGood PR tactics in the hands of SEOs can get big links from major sites with little or no budget spent. In this post, we walk through 5 PR-inspired tactics that you can start using today.  Table of Contents: Get Big Links: Trace Stories to Thei…
    - 58 days ago20 Feb 14, 11:43am -
  • Lessons Learned from This Years Successful Valentine’s Day Stunts
    TweetToday’s post come from one of our favorite customers, Lexi Mills. Lexi has six years experience in online marketing and communications and spent 2 and a half years at an International SEO Agency becoming an SEO PR specialist.  She heads up…
    - 59 days ago19 Feb 14, 4:16pm -

[GrowthHacker.am]

[ConversionXL.com]

  • How To Boost eCommerce Revenues With Upselling
    According to Forrester research analyst Sucharita Mulpuru, product recommendations are responsible for an average of 10-30% of eCommerce site revenues.  Way back in 2006, Amazon reported that 35% of it’s revenues were as a direct result of it’s…
    - 8 days ago11 Apr 14, 4:47pm -
  • 2 Ecommerce Product Page Reviews
    In today’s review I’m reviewing 2 different ecommerce product pages. Watch this 5-minute review: Pages covered in this review: http://www.right-light.co.uk/70-watt-standard-black-metal-halide-floodlight-ip65.html http://www.dutchbydesign.com/bath…
    - 12 days ago7 Apr 14, 7:33pm -
  • How Personalized Marketing Can Increase Your eCommerce Sales
    Marketing doesn’t end after you’ve attracted new users to your website. Marketing doesn’t end after you’ve made the sale. If you’re interested in increasing customer lifetime value, know the real journey begins after that first sale is m…
    - 15 days ago4 Apr 14, 3:20pm -
  • Designing Your Website Flow To Meet Your Conversion Needs
    The four different media tools for communicating with your customer on the web are text, graphics, moving images and sound – that’s it. Those are the only tools you have to explain concepts, convey emotions, and create an “experience” online.…
    - 18 days ago1 Apr 14, 4:32pm -
  • Everything You Need To Know About Creating Killer Explainer Videos
    You’ve likely already heard that explainer videos can boost conversions anywhere between ten and ten bazillion percent. You’re probably even toying with the idea of doing one for your company. The question is… Can you make it any good? With ov…
    - 22 days ago28 Mar 14, 11:33pm -
  • 7+ Under-Utilized Google Analytics Reports for Conversion Insights
    While Google Analytics is so widely used, most marketers only scratch the surface when it comes to the reports they use. You can find insights for conversion optimization from lots of different reports & some of the juicier reports are lesser known.…
    - 24 days ago26 Mar 14, 7:13pm -
  • Does Your Website Pass The 5 Second Test? [Website Review]
    Visitors can come from a variety of traffic sources: SEO, Social, Ppc, etc. But if those visitors can’t tell what your site is about in the first 5 seconds, you don’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of getting them to convert. This week, I re…
    - 26 days ago24 Mar 14, 9:33pm -

[SixteenVentures.com]

  • Customer Success: The Definitive Guide
    My original definition of the SaaS Business Model, published way back in 2009, included a tight-coupling of Core Product/Intellectual Property, Marketing, Revenue Model, and Network Centricity… but now I’m modifying the definition to include Cust…
    - 21 days ago29 Mar 14, 6:20am -
  • SaaS Pricing: 3 Rules for Discounts that Work
    When it comes to SaaS pricing, discounts are both awful and awesome. Unfortunately (or not), we just don’t live in a world of absolutes. Generally, I like to avoid discounts because the way they’re done most of the time can will devalue your offe…
    - 26 days ago24 Mar 14, 7:04am -
  • Customer Development Hacks for SaaS Startups
    The two main concerns SaaS vendors looking to ramp customer acquisition have are 1) how do I get my product in front of my ideal customers and 2) how do I identify those ideal customers in the first place… the answer includes Customer Development.…
    - 37 days ago13 Mar 14, 6:12am -
  • The Greatest Word of Mouth Follow-up Question… Ever!
    Companies – SaaS or otherwise – tell me all the time that Word of Mouth (WOM) is one of, if not the top, method for acquiring new users and customers. While that’s great, what can you really do with that information? Here’s an idea… First t…
    - 40 days ago11 Mar 14, 1:56am -
  • How to Get in Front of your Ideal Customers
    When it comes to marketing, distribution is key… getting your product in front of your prospective customers is the most important thing. And yes… there’s more to life than AdWords. But no matter what distribution channels you leverage, the mos…
    - 57 days ago21 Feb 14, 6:37am -
  • Email Marketing: How Vero Got a 450% Increase in Conversions
    For SaaS vendors of any size and at any stage, email marketing – from newsletters to transactional messages – can be an amazing customer acquisition and retention tool. Nothing has replaced, displaced, or outpaced email as a super-effective mediu…
    - 66 days ago12 Feb 14, 5:47am -
  • 22 Ways to Reduce Churn with Growth Hacking
    As the SaaS industry continues to rapidly mature, more folks are looking at churn in SaaS companies – investors, analysts, executives, consultants, etc. – and more and more methods of measuring churn are going to surface… and that’s awesome.…
    - 79 days ago31 Jan 14, 2:10am -

[timothy.userapp.io]

  • Happy new year from the UserApp team!...
    Happy new year from the UserApp team! http://codepen.io/userapp/full/eofFm
    - 1 Jan 14, 6:06pm -
  • UserApp wishes you a Merry Christmas in CSS
    http://codepen.io/userapp/full/DbhnBI’ve been so busy with celebrating Christmas and working on the social login feature that I haven’t had time to do my daily growth hacks. But tomorrow I will be back again. Merry Christmas everyone!
    - 25 Dec 13, 9:23pm -
  • Day 35: Blogging
    Today’s growth hack is blogging, and my first article is about how to add user authentication to an AngularJS app with UserApp. With blogging, I mean articles about, or relevant to UserApp. The main goal is to write valuable content that will get i…
    - 19 Dec 13, 11:04pm -
  • AngularJS authentication with UserApp
    AngularJS is an amazing framework, and it’s very easy to use. But adding user authentication to an AngularJS app is not that simple. Many single-page apps need protected routes, auto redirect on login/logout, store the session in a cookie, etc. The…
    - 19 Dec 13, 10:05pm -
  • Day 34: Answering questions on Quora
    Quora is a place where people can ask and answer questions on the Internet. Quora is your best source of knowledge. Ask any question, get real answers from people with first hand experience, and blog about what you know.I’ve read many times…
    - 19 Dec 13, 2:01am -
  • Day 33: Twitter ads
    Today was the first time ever we spent any money on marketing! And we chose Twitter. Maybe it’s too early or maybe it’s not, but I wanted to try the effect of marketing a personal tweet.Some background: On day 25 I created an AngularJS module t…
    - 18 Dec 13, 2:08am -
  • Day 32: Customer development survey
    Today I got a tip from Sean Ellis about doing a survey for our customers where we ask them a set of questions regarding UserApp as a product. For example, how they found out about UserApp, what the main benefits are, etc.I created the survey with S…
    - 17 Dec 13, 1:35am -

[JeffGiesea.com]

  • 3 Implications of LinkedIn-Pulse for Publishers
    This morning LinkedIn announced a deeper integration with Pulse, the social news app it acquired in April for $90m. There are two components of the move: First, LinkedIn Today was rebranded LinkedIn Pulse. Second, the Pulse App is now more integrated…
    - 13 Nov 13, 3:46pm -
  • How to Think About Content Curation - 4 Emerging Strategies
    If I had to pinpoint when content curation came on my radar, it was when Matt Drudge broke the Lewinsky story and I, like everyone, discovered The Drudge Report. A few years later I built my first company around curated content for specialized indu…
    - 13 Nov 13, 2:53pm -
  • 6 Guidelines for Startup Founders in the Crunch
    You’ve raised seed funding, built a team, and launched your product. Maybe some revenue is trickling in.From the TechCrunch view of the world, everything is rosy. But in your gut, you have a sinking feeling. Why? Because with $X in the bank, yo…
    - 12 Nov 13, 11:21pm -
  • A Map of LinkedIn's Product Lines - And Its Biggest Threat to Media Companies
    Among b2b media and marketing executives, LinkedIn is discussed today the same way Google was ten years ago — in hushed, ominous tones. It’s the new elephant in the room.The question on everyone’s mind is: To what extent is LinkedIn a threat…
    - 2 Nov 13, 10:05pm -
  • Why Coach Training Is Awesome
    I recently completed the first leg of executive-coach training. I’m surprised by how much I liked it!I signed up on a whim, literally the day before the course started. I booked a last-minute flight to Chicago, and then spent the next two and a…
    - 1 Nov 13, 9:10pm -
  • It's Time to Bring Empathy Out of The Closet As A Professional Skill
    I recently completed the first leg of executive-coach training, as reviewed in my last post. My aim was to develop new leadership skills before diving into my next business venture. As it turns out, the skill I needed to improve the most was empath…
    - 30 Oct 13, 10:30am -
  • Your Social Media Connections Control You More Than You Realize
    a sheep with a unique scarfToday I watched a TED talk on the value of authenticity. It was delivered by a woman in her early 20s. She gave it barefoot wearing a 19th century-looking blouse. It was a moving speech, but I couldn’t help but ask myse…
    - 22 Oct 13, 8:53pm -

[blog.rjmetrics.com]

  • newData Byte: Why Quantify Yourself?
    You are being tracked. Every single day, little pieces of your data are flying home to the vault. EZPass knows your driving habits, FICO knows (seemingly) everything, CVS anticipates when you need more band-aids, Target knows when you’re pregnant,…
    - 17 hours ago18 Apr 14, 9:11pm -
  • The Complete Guide to Reactivating Churned Customers
    Mitigating churn is crucial to the health of your business. Scoring a new customer costs five times as much as marketing that wins you a repeat purchase. That’s a big cost difference, but easy to understand: If someone has already …The post The C…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 8:54pm -
  • The Data Byte: Pop Science Edition
    At RJMetrics, our mission is to inspire and empower data-driven people. So, on Fridays, we’re going to try something a little fun (because data is fun). We’re going to run The Data Byte — celebrating and examining the many ways …The post The…
    - 8 days ago11 Apr 14, 5:46pm -
  • The Unexpected ROI of Non-traditional Charity
    It’s not news that businesses that use data get better results. But while we know this works in business, it’s still rare to see analytical rigor applied in an area like charity. This seems short-sighted. If businesses that use data …The post T…
    - 16 days ago3 Apr 14, 2:54pm -
  • The Human Brain and Data
    Paul Meehl dedicated his life to figuring out who was better at making decisions – human experts or data. After decades of research he concluded with finality that data-driven algorithms are consistently better at making decisions than humans. Meeh…
    - 23 days ago27 Mar 14, 1:29pm -
  • How to Create Predictable Revenue, and Grow Big
    No matter if you’re an embedded member of a long established company, a single entrepreneur just striking out, or if you’re in the first, hopeful stages of start-up-dom — you need a way to reliably predict your revenue. Last week, …The post H…
    - 24 days ago26 Mar 14, 12:50pm -
  • This Data Analysis Doesn’t Speak My Language!
    In both data analysis and relationships, great communication is the foundation. And great communication is built on a shared language. Data analysis exists in the quantitative world of business. In all the numbers and charts it can be easy to …The…
    - 38 days ago12 Mar 14, 12:55pm -

[nathanbarry.com]

  • Enough
    I recently heard a story about a friend-of-a-friend who had a decent consulting career. Instead of leveraging his skills to make as much money as possible, he took a different approach. Each year he would accept consulting projects starting in Januar…
    - 11 days ago8 Apr 14, 3:43pm -
  • How to double your launch revenue
    A few months ago I was browsing Dribbble when I came across some really impressive hand lettering work and eventually found this image from the same person: Sean McCabe. Clicking through I found a detailed landing page that ended with a strong call t…
    - 24 days ago26 Mar 14, 3:29pm -
  • Three reasons product launches fail
    Before every product launch I fear this one will be the product launch that fails. Before I figured out how to market and sell products I had plenty of failures, but once I started to perfect this system for launching, (almost) all of my launches hav…
    - 32 days ago18 Mar 14, 8:52pm -
  • Using urgency to increase sales
    One of the most common mistakes I see in product launches is the potential customer is not given a reason to buy right now. Without that motivation, the purchase can be put off for a later time. That later time could be “this afternoon when I have…
    - 37 days ago13 Mar 14, 7:32pm -
  • Should you launch more than once? I’ve got $58,332 as evidence.
    What’s the best way to make a big splash with a product launch? Or more specifically, how do you make the most money from a launch? That’s a question I’ve been working on for the last year and a half, since before my first book launch. For a su…
    - 50 days ago28 Feb 14, 3:01pm -
  • Part 2: Redesigning the United Flight Search in Photoshop
    The launch of my new course, Photoshop for Interface Design, is coming up in less than a week! Next Tuesday, February 25th, at 11:00 AM Eastern the course will open up to the public. The beta launch was very well received and I used the feedback to m…
    - 59 days ago19 Feb 14, 4:22pm -
  • Redesigning the United Flight Search Interface in Photoshop
    Flying out of Boise, Idaho you don’t have a lot of options. There are only direct flights to a few cities and every itinerary has its downsides. Because of that I spend a lot of time using United’s advanced flight search.     I had two goals in…
    - 65 days ago13 Feb 14, 7:40pm -

[quicksprout.com]

  • newWhat Is a “Good Link Profile” and How Do You Get One?
    You know that good link-backs are an important part of SEO. You know how important it is to work at building strong backlinks. You understand the impact of over-optimized anchor text. You realize the toxic effect of links from spam sites and director…
    - 23 hours ago18 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Decrease Your Bounce Rate
    You’ve heard the term “bounce rate” before, but do you know what it means? Google Analytics defines “bounce rate” as the percentage of single page sessions on your website. Now that you know what a bounce rate is, do you know how you can de…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • 8 Powerful Takeaways from Eye Tracking Studies
    When it comes to data, I’m convinced you can’t have enough. Crunching numbers, running tests, poring over metrics, analyzing trends — that's what helps build great businesses and awesome websites. One fascinating field of study of consumer beha…
    - 3 days ago16 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • 15 Types of Content That Will Drive You More Traffic
    Content marketing is more than writing blogs. Way more. If you’re just getting involved in content marketing, the first thing you need to do is launch your blog and start writing. Then, when your blog is established and purring along, try throwing…
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • Why Social Is the New SEO
    In January of this year, Matt Cutts released a video explaining that social signals do not impact search engine result rankings. For a long time, every SEO behaved as if they did. If this is true — that social signals don’t affect search rankings…
    - 8 days ago11 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Score Your Website’s SEO in 10 Minutes or Less
    Many digital marketers know a lot of details about SEO, but they have trouble with the big picture. One of the most important skills you can develop is getting a quick snapshot of a website’s SEO. All it takes is ten minutes. And you don’t need a…
    - 10 days ago9 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • Your Content Marketing Will Fail without These 10 Features
    I’m thrilled when I see companies launching a content marketing campaign. But I cringe when I see their content marketing fail. Sometimes, the failure sets in before anyone writes a line of content. But the thing is content marketing doesn’t have…
    - 12 days ago7 Apr 14, 3:00pm -

[JonLoomer.com]

  • Chocolate and Stout: Finding a Niche Within a Niche
    Pull up a barstool... Jon changes direction in this week's Pubcast, sharing insight on finding a niche within a niche and when to delegate.Chocolate and Stout: Finding a Niche Within a Niche is a post from: JonLoomer.com
    - 1 day ago18 Apr 14, 4:17am -
  • Facebook Conversion Tracking: Why Aren’t the Numbers Adding Up?
    Conversion numbers from Google and Facebook rarely add up. Here's why, and what you can do about it...Facebook Conversion Tracking: Why Aren’t the Numbers Adding Up? is a post from: JonLoomer.com
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 5:26pm -
  • Facebook’s New Lookalike Audiences: What You Need to Know [Video]
    This video focuses on everything you need to know about targeting Facebook users similar to your fans, website visitors and more...Facebook’s New Lookalike Audiences: What You Need to Know [Video] is a post from: JonLoomer.com
    - 9 days ago10 Apr 14, 3:20am -
  • Facebook Content Strategy: Is it Better to Post at Non-Peak Times?
    Will you reach more people on Facebook if you publish when fewer them are online? It seems counter-intuitive, but these results speak for themselves.Facebook Content Strategy: Is it Better to Post at Non-Peak Times? is a post from: JonLoomer.com
    - 10 days ago9 Apr 14, 6:14pm -
  • Pop the Guinness: Lessons Learned and Reflections on Public Speaking
    It's time to break out the celebratory Guinness and talk about breaking through barriers, overcoming fear and taking control of your professional lifePop the Guinness: Lessons Learned and Reflections on Public Speaking is a post from: JonLoomer.com
    - 15 days ago4 Apr 14, 4:30am -
  • Facebook Lookalike Audiences: Website Visitors, Fans and Conversions
    Facebook now allows advertisers to create Lookalike Audiences based on fans, Website Custom Audiences, conversion pixels and more...Facebook Lookalike Audiences: Website Visitors, Fans and Conversions is a post from: JonLoomer.com
    - 19 days ago31 Mar 14, 7:17am -
  • Experiment: What Percentage of Facebook Fans REALLY Saw Your Post?
    What percentage of your fans -- who were online at the time -- did you reach with your post? Learn how to find out here...Experiment: What Percentage of Facebook Fans REALLY Saw Your Post? is a post from: JonLoomer.com
    - 26 days ago24 Mar 14, 6:50am -

[clarity.fm]

  • My 7 Biggest Founder Mistakes [Video]
    Editor’s Note: Muse founder Kathryn Minshew epitomizes the term ‘badass.’ Determine to build a career based on purpose and to make her mark on the world, she launched Muse — a portal to help job seekers build careers that they … Continue re…
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 8:53pm -
  • The Hacker’s Guide to Getting Press
    There’s nothing a startup (or any company, really) needs quite as much as press. It brings in traffic and users/customers, social validation and legitimacy all at the same time. Those are things it’s hard to get enough of. It’s taken … Contin…
    - 10 days ago10 Apr 14, 1:39am -
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Startup Advisory Board
    The entrepreneurial journey is full of twists, turns, ups and downs.  That’s why you need the support of trusted advisors.  Take these examples: (1) The Accidental Founder Renee is in early stage mode.  She has an “accidental business” – s…
    - 11 days ago8 Apr 14, 6:12pm -
  • How I Got my Startup Profitable in 6 Weeks
    My previous startup had a sales cycle problem. We sold an enterprise product targeted at agencies and big consumer brands, and — while we could clearly articulate benefits — we could only point to an opaque, fuzzy ROI for the buyer during…
    - 12 days ago7 Apr 14, 4:48am -
  • The Friends Effect: It’s Saving Your Life

    - 16 days ago3 Apr 14, 3:00am -
  • Convincing Your Risk-Averse Self to Become an Entrepreneur [Infographic]
    At any given moment, entrepreneurs are on the brink of failure. It’s mortifying. You put your entire life on the line for a 90% chance that your business won’t make it. This cold, hard fact is enough to scare people … Continue reading →The po…
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  • What Losing 40 Pounds Taught Me About Business

    - 24 days ago26 Mar 14, 3:53am -

[growth-hacker.com]

  • It’s Like Walking the Yellow Brick Road Without Ruby Slippers!
    In The Wizard of Oz, the people living in Oz have never actually seen the Wizard. Yet he affects everything about how the city is run. Minus the Wizard, Oz would be a colorless town, not a destination that transforms lives. Optimization is like Oz. I…
    - 26 days ago24 Mar 14, 4:28am -
  • Make Monitoring Your Business Automatic
    Unless you’re analytical by nature, dealing with business metrics may seem mind-numbingly mundane or induce hair-pulling frustration. How much more exciting to focus on branding, business development, new products in the pipeline… Yet the numbers…
    - 61 days ago17 Feb 14, 7:57pm -
  • The Carousel On Your Home Page is Costing You Money
    “And the seasons they go ’round and ’round And the painted ponies go up and down We’re captive on the carousel of time We can’t return we can only look behind From where we came And go round and round and round In the circle game.” ~ The…
    - 6 Jan 14, 3:43am -
  • Growth Hacker Job Description
    Looking to hire a Growth Hacker? We created a job description we’ve used to help others hire this position. You’re welcome to use it as-is or alter it to your company’s needs to hire your very own Growth Hacker or build a team. Growth Hacker In…
    - 17 Oct 13, 4:59am -
  • If you want insane revenue growth, make your New User Experience insanely great
    I love it when there’s wisdom in advertising. Take those old Head & Shoulders commercials about how “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The idea behind these ads was that positive (and dandruff-free) encounters with new…
    - 2 Aug 13, 10:58pm -
  • Why Testing Makes Site Redesigns Manageable
    “If we’ve got data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.”  
Jim Barksdale, former CEO of Netscape Everyone who’s ever been through a complete site redesign knows they are, at best, frustrating and diffic…
    - 7 Jun 13, 4:59pm -
  • What are important considerations for a home page video?
    Originally answered on Quora: I help companies with conversion rate optimization.  One of my clients recently wanted to make most of their home page into a video that users had to watch prior to continuing.  As a result, I did a lot of user testing…
    - 27 Sep 12, 5:16am -

[blog.mashape.com]

  • API Glossary
    When it comes to APIs, there’s a lot of jargon out there. The meaning of certain terms isn’t always obvious, and API providers sometimes use different ones to refer to the same thing.That’s why we created an API glossary. It contains the ter…
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    As a small business owner or member of its development team, using traditional big enterprise payroll solutions is expensive and time consuming.  Mashape is proud to have ZenPayroll join our community.  By moving payroll into the cloud, ZenPayrol…
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 9:56pm -
  • Mashape was at the biggest #hackathon ever! LAHacks was...
    Mashape was at the biggest #hackathon ever! LAHacks was phenomenal, and we made sure to document the fun. Also our very own Montana Flynn gave a presentation on Making APIs that Developers Love. Check out the slides!
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 7:47pm -
  • Five Bitcoin APIs for the Revolution
    Looking to smash fiat currency? Or just want to include the cool new distributed payment system in your next app? We can help. Check out these five APIs that tap into the power of Bitcoin.Bitcoin AverageGet a weighted average from Bitcoin exchange…
    - 8 days ago11 Apr 14, 6:21pm -
  • OpenSSL Update
    On Monday April 7th OpenSSL released an update to address CVE-2014-0160 (aka Heartbleed). This was a vulnerability in the popular cryptographic library that is used to secure many major websites. It affected nearly two thirds of web servers, includin…
    - 10 days ago9 Apr 14, 7:18pm -
  • VerticalResponse Joins Mashape
    In our fast paced world smart marketers need a tool to quickly create and send professional looking emails.   Mashape is proud to have Vertical Response, a leading email campaign suite, join our community.VerticalResponse helps you create and se…
    - 12 days ago7 Apr 14, 6:59pm -
  • Next Caller, Advanced Caller ID, joins Mashape
    Like everyone, we hate calling customer support centers.  After making your way through a labyrinth of support options, wouldn’t it be great if the service agent already knew your name and address?  If you manage a service center or develop tool…
    - 19 days ago31 Mar 14, 9:07pm -

[GrowthHacking.biz]

  • Startup Growth Academy #3: SaaS Virality Checklist
    So you don’t believe in SaaS virality? Better start! Andrew Chen was god damn right in his article, that’s hardly possible to make a SaaS product go viral. However, I wouldn’t completely cross off virality as a customer acquisition strateg…
    - 53 days ago25 Feb 14, 1:41pm -
  • Tips from 2 conversion experts
    I received a lot of feedback after releasing #2 episode of Startup Growth Academy. For the record: my aim was to provide a simple checklist of early stage conversion optimization actions, for startup founders to begin using immediately. I included me…
    - 18 Dec 13, 11:18pm -
  • #lifehacks: get anyone’s email address
    I hate all those impersonal, corporate mailboxes, like ”office@”, “contact@” or “kissmyass@”, so I used to try lots of different ways of finding direct emails to people I wanted to connect with. At first I’d try to google phra…
    - 4 Dec 13, 10:10am -
  • Startup Growth Academy #2: Page Conversion Checklist
    The startup world is obsessed with the word conversion. And for a good reason – higher conversion means higher ROI on your user acquisition spending. There’s one term especially connected with the conversion rate optimization process: A/B…
    - 29 Nov 13, 5:20pm -
  • Startup Growth Academy: #1 SaaS is Sexy!
    There’s simply no point in arguing what gives a statistically better chance of creating a sustainable web business: a SaaS product or a B2C product (unless you’re unbelievably lucky and manage to create the next Facebook). The purpose of this dis…
    - 27 Nov 13, 12:34pm -
  • 6 Great Hacks for User Growth
    Bringing users to your webpage is the first part of growth hacking (however it doesn’t end there). It is super-important as it allows your to run tests and improve further parts of the conversion funnel and turn those users into paying customers. I…
    - 20 Nov 13, 11:11pm -
  • How to educate project managers about growth hacking?
    Struggling with your client to get things done is not an ideal working condition, but it’s one of the challenges you will face when trying to offer an innovative service or product. When breaking new ground it is impossible to avoid doub…
    - 29 Oct 13, 4:27pm -

[SoTrender.com]

  • Indonesian airlines in social media – infographic
    Indonesia is a country composed of 17 508 islands. Therefore air travelling is the fastest way of moving people. This causes fierce competition among airlines which happens also in social media. Take a look at the infographic prepared by Joy Intermed…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 1:35pm -
  • Facebook organic reach plummets – you reach only 3% of your fans!
    Even top brands, possessing both money and know-how, suffer a drastic decline in Facebook organic reach. Constant modifications of its algorithms, resulting in News Feeds being less occupied by unwanted like-baiting posts, has caused a U-turn in Fa…
    - 3 days ago16 Apr 14, 9:59pm -
  • Social media customer service – analyze and improve it!
    Efficient social customer service is becoming one of the most important aspects of the companies’ presence in social media. Both Facebook and Twitter users are more and more frequently using these channels to ask questions or complain about the qua…
    - 9 days ago10 Apr 14, 8:17pm -
  • Plug and Play Expo Spring 2014 on Twitter
    During Plug and Play Expo Spring 2014 we said a lot about social media marketing. Before the event Sotrender checked which of the participating startups is the most active in social media, now we want to present a short summary of the presence of to…
    - 22 days ago28 Mar 14, 6:26pm -
  • The most social startups of the Plug and Play Expo Spring 2014
    Social media are definitely one of the most efficient channels of marketing for startups. As researchers, we wanted to check how startups selected besides us for Plug and Play Expo Spring 2014 use their social media channels. Luckily, we have Sotren…
    - 24 days ago26 Mar 14, 6:33pm -

[online-behavior.com]

  • 5 Events You Must Track With Google Analytics
    You can't improve what you don't measure. And since Google Analytics Event Tracking is so powerful, every small business that has a digital presence should utilise it. Simply put, how do you know what your projected return on investment is, if you're…
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 1:34pm -
  • How to Get Real Neuromarketing Insights
    A few years ago, Frito-Lay spot-tested an ad featuring two women in a laundromat. One woman callously steals the only available washing machine. Frustrated, the other exacts her revenge: she dumps Cheetos into the thief's dryer full of white clothes.…
    - 12 days ago7 Apr 14, 8:08pm -
  • Google Analytics For Cross Device Measurement
    Earlier this year my colleague Michal Levin released a book named Designing Multi-Device Experiences, where she discusses an ecosystem approach to User Experience across devices. It is a great book, and it provides a robust framework for delivering t…
    - 17 days ago2 Apr 14, 5:01pm -
  • Analyzing Campaigns with Cost Data Upload
    Google Analytics allows us to easily integrate our Google AdWords campaign data for reporting and analysis. This makes sense, as Google wants us to be able to understand engagement and performance metrics after somebody lands on our website, or downl…
    - 19 days ago31 Mar 14, 7:21am -
  • To Hell With Facts, We Need Stories [cartoon]
    LOR
    - 22 days ago28 Mar 14, 11:33am -
  • Customer Insights With Google Analytics Demographics
    Demographics reporting inside Google Analytics is another recent improvement to Google Analytics that levels the playing field for small and medium sized firms. At Cardinal Path we are often breaking new ground with our clients using the latest dig…
    - 26 days ago24 Mar 14, 9:26am -
  • Visualizing Google Analytics Data With R [Tutorial]
    In the last few weeks I have been quite immersed in data visualization, trying to understand how it can be used to turn data into insights. As part of my immersion, I have played with Fusion Tables and Google Analytics, and also other ideas that will…
    - 40 days ago10 Mar 14, 9:38am -

[Shopify.com]

  • The Anatomy of a $122.5 Million Venture-Funded Ecommerce Website
    How do you get more sales and repeat customers for your ecommerce business?That’s the number one question most online store owners want answered. Most of the time, it comes down to making small improvements and optimizations to your site over ti…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 2:33pm -
  • The 16-Step Guide to Evaluating the Viability of Any Product Idea
    When it comes to building a highly profitable ecommerce business, choosing the right product is without a doubt the most important piece of the puzzle.A critical first step in making sure you’ve picked a winner is evaluating the market demand, co…
    - 3 days ago16 Apr 14, 2:17pm -
  • How a Childhood Passion Evolved Into a $1K per Week Ecommerce Business
    Chris Dammacco bought his first video game console, the Nintendo Entertainment System, at the age of 6. His grandmother gave him $100 as a birthday present and told him to go buy an NES.From that moment on he was a gamer.That passion has never fad…
    - 4 days ago15 Apr 14, 2:27pm -
  • How a 107-Year-Old Sneaker Company Reinvented Its Business With Omni-Channel Retail
    Michael Packer, owner of Packer Shoes, knows a thing or two about sneakers. His family has been in the business for three generations. The original Packer Shoes store was started by his grandfather and great-uncle in Yonkers, New York in 1907. A l…
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 2:27pm -
  • 40 Tools and Resources For Creating Beautiful DIY Product Photography
    Good product photography is important. It increases the perceived value of your products and makes your website appear more trustworthy.But taking your products to a professional photographer can be expensive if you're just starting out. That’s…
    - 9 days ago10 Apr 14, 2:20pm -
  • What is Heartbleed and How Does it Affect Your Ecommerce Website?
    Earlier this week, a security flaw known as Heartbleed was published that affects approximately two-thirds of all websites that use SSL encryption. This issue greatly impacts ecommerce websites because every online store that accepts credit cards mu…
    - 9 days ago10 Apr 14, 2:00pm -
  • The DIY Guide to Launching and Marketing Your First Pop-Up Shop
    Opening a pop-up shop is one of the best ways to build buzz for your brand, reach new audiences and generate more sales for your business. To help you get stared on your pop-up adventure, I previously covered how to go about determining goals for y…
    - 10 days ago9 Apr 14, 2:25pm -

[AustenAllred.com]

  • Founders Never Say Die
    “Sir, we’re going to need you to move your vehicle, or the Secret Service will have to have it impounded.” This was not, needless to say, how I had envisioned my day turning out. Three weeks earlier I gave most of my stuff away, packed the rest…
    - 4 Jul 13, 1:17am -
  • AngelList Syndication Changes Everything – And Nothing
    AngelList syndication is shaking things up. AngelList syndication basically lets you say, “If so-and-so invests in a startup, I’ll automatically invest $x.” For example, Tim Ferriss yesterday picked out Shyp - a startup he would invest in, an…
    - 25 Jun 13, 4:23pm -
  • Voluntarily Homeless in Silicon Valley
    I’m writing this post from the trunk of my 2002 Honda Civic; the place that I will call home for the next few months as my co-founder and I finish building and publicly launch Grasswire. While the adventure has just begun, I honestly feel like this…
    - 22 May 13, 11:50pm -
  • Steve Jobs – Business Co-founder, Terrible Role Model
    Ask people to name the greatest technology entrepreneur of all-time. Ask an average person who the quintessential startup founder would be, and they would likely name one person: Steve Jobs. Jobs was incredible. Let’s disregard the fact that he was…
    - 19 Apr 13, 2:29am -
  • Can We All Agree “The News” is Sufficiently Broken?
    I’ve had this blog post brewing in me for a long time. Years, to be precise. So despite the fact that it’s my finals week and I have an absurd amount of studying to do, I’m writing this stuff that not many people will read, because the situatio…
    - 17 Apr 13, 7:51pm -
  • Everything You Need
    “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you do not have. Remember that what you now have is among the things you only hoped for. Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.” – Epicurus Here it is: the list of everything I n…
    - 5 Mar 13, 5:16am -
  • Risk and Poverty
    People tend to over-weigh risks on a personal level… It’s so easy to earn enough money just to live somewhere and eat food. Very easy to do. So I don’t know what they’re afraid of. Mostly afraid of failure, I think, but people should be less…
    - 20 Feb 13, 3:48pm -

[AndyJohns.org]

  • Joining Wealthfront
    This week is my first week at Wealthfront. For the uninitiated, Wealthfront is a software-based financial advisor which offers sophisticated wealth management tools at a cost significantly lower than what you would pay to retail financial advisors at…
    - 9 Oct 13, 5:20pm -
  • Finding Your Career Economy
    Over the last couple of years I’ve met a lot of people who work in the startup world. A considerable number of the connections I’ve made stem from introductions from friends/colleagues or somewhat circuitously by way of stuff I’ve written on ot…
    - 1 Oct 13, 7:34pm -

[JonathonColman.org]

  • How to Hack Your Annual Self-Review
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    - 6 Jan 14, 1:00pm -
  • Guest Post: On Giving
    Ed. Note: This post was anonymously written as part of Blog Secret Santa and I’m extremely grateful to the author for creating such a thoughtful post. There’s a list of all Secret Santa posts, including one written by me, on Santa’s … Contin…
    - 25 Dec 13, 4:07am -
  • Why I am Joining the Content Strategy Team at Facebook
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    - 8 Jul 13, 12:00pm -
  • Information Endures: A Story About Stories
    Ed. note: Each year, the UW Information School (where I’m a grad student) holds its annual Dean’s Club Dinner to thank its donors and board members for their gifts and service. This year, I’m emceeing the event along with fellow … Continue re…
    - 24 Apr 13, 12:00pm -
  • Ignite Seattle Video: How Introverts Can Survive in This Extroverted World
    Just 20 slides, they said. Just 5 minutes, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. And they were right! #is19 @ignitesea — Jonathon Colman (@jcolman) February 21, 2013 Last month I had the honor of speaking at Ignite Seattle. My … Continue reading…
    - 25 Mar 13, 12:00pm -
  • The Numinous
    One of my favorite words is Numinous. Is it strange and child-like to have a favorite word? Then yes, I am strange and child-like. All the same, I want to show you why this is my favorite word. It involves … Continue reading →The post The Numinou…
    - 1 Mar 13, 11:24am -
  • Why Our Content SUCKS
    Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at SearchFest by SEMpdx down in Portland, Oregon. I spoke on the “UX and Audience” panel with Susan Delz of Ion Interactive, moderated by Nathan Isaacs of 7G Media. My travel to … Continue reading →Th…
    - 24 Feb 13, 11:18pm -

[SocialMediaExaminer.com]

  • newTwitter Real-Time Notifications: This Week in Social Media
    Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week? Twitter Introduces Real-Time Notifications: “When…
    - 4 hours ago19 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • LinkedIn Publishing Platform: What Marketers Need to Know
    Do you publish long-form content? Are you wondering if the new LinkedIn publishing platform can help your business? To learn about the LinkedIn publishing platform and why you may want to consider it, I interview Stephanie Sammons for this episode of…
    - 1 day ago18 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • How To Build a Content Strategy Using a Social Media Audit
    Do you want to create a strong social media content strategy? Are you looking for tools to help you analyze the content on your competitors’ social media profiles? To create a content strategy that engages and motivates your audience, you need to d…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • 4 Ways to Maximize Your Network With Social Media
    Do you want to quickly find and meet contacts related to your industry? Are you looking for ways to establish a long-term relationship with those connections? It can be tough to make first contact without coming on too strong. But if you engage with…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • How to Create a Successful Business Blog
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    - 3 days ago16 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • 5 Little-known YouTube Features for Marketers
    Are you using YouTube as part of your social media marketing strategy? Do you want to reach more viewers and optimize the quality of your videos? There are a whole host of lesser-known YouTube features that creators need to utilize to improve the qua…
    - 3 days ago16 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • 8 Ways You Can Create a Winning Instagram Profile
    Do you want to attract more attention from fans and followers? Have you considered Instagram as a key marketing tool? If you’re not on Instagram or haven’t applied your resources there, it’s time to start. Instagram has 75 million daily users a…
    - 4 days ago15 Apr 14, 10:00am -

[AlanTsen.com]

  • Have Your Customers Grow Your Start-up For You
    You’ve validated your idea and you have your first customers using your product (they might even be paying for it). Now it’s time to grow! This is where the real work starts. Constantly trying to […]The post Have Your Customers Grow Your Start-…
    - 21 Nov 13, 6:16am -
  • Be a better growth hacker by learning to stalk your most engaged users
    Ok, let me start with a quick clarification (/disclaimer). In this article I won’t be advocating peering into your customers’ homes and seeing what they do at night. That would just be creepy. Instead, I’ll […]The post Be a better growth hack…
    - 7 Nov 13, 12:46pm -
  • 3 Simple Customer Service Hacks
    Many see customer service as a shield – a way to defend their business from the dreaded leaky bucket syndrome. However, modern customer service has become about getting out in front of your customers (or […]The post 3 Simple Customer Service Hack…
    - 31 Oct 13, 2:04am -
  • A New Look And A Fresh Focus
    Wow, it’s been a while since I put ‘pen to paper’ and wrote a post. For anyone that’s visited alantsen.com before you’ll notice that I’ve completely revamped the site. It’s a new site with a new […]The post A New Look And A Fresh Foc…
    - 23 Oct 13, 2:53pm -
  • Double Down On The 6% Who Care
    Figuring out where to spend your time when growing a start-up is a hard thing (if not the most important thing). At the beginning everything seems like it’s a great idea – each tactic seems […]The post Double Down On The 6% Who Care appeared fi…
    - 30 Sep 10, 4:16am -
  • Where Good Ideas Come From
    A nicely presented video on how great ideas come together to form that “Eureka” moment.  The post Where Good Ideas Come From appeared first on Alan Tsen.
    - 29 Sep 10, 12:18am -
  • Why Ideas Don’t Happen
    I was reading this interesting piece the other day on what stops people from reaching out and making their ambitions reality and it made me think about things that hold me back. I think it’s […]The post Why Ideas Don’t Happen appeared first on…
    - 12 Sep 10, 4:02am -

[BufferApp.com]

  • 5 Tips to Optimize Your New Twitter Profile
    Change is coming to your Twitter profile. Big, beautiful change. Twitter is currently rolling out a profile redesign to all users, a redesign that puts an even greater emphasis on the great Twitter content that you share and one that provides some bo…
    - 1 day ago18 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • 8 Winning Headline Strategies and the Psychology Behind Them
    Recently I dug into all the research I could find about headlines for a Mozinar on The Science of Writing Must-Click Headlines on Social Media. (P.S. We have another webinar coming up soon with the awesome folks from Twitter for Small Business—chec…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • The Complete List of Evergreen Content Ideas for Your Blog
    A good tweet peaks at 18 minutes. An evergreen blog post lasts for years. It’s crazy to see the disparity between two pieces of content that we all create on a regular basis. It’s a little reassuring, too, that some things we make online have a c…
    - 3 days ago16 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • The Complete Guide to Growing Your Organic Facebook Reach
    Nowadays, when I endeavor to check my Facebook statistics, I do so with the window open, birds singing, a pint of ice cream at my desk, and party jams playing on my jambox. I must balance the bad news with some good. Checking Facebook statistics has…
    - 4 days ago15 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • How to Find Your Social Media Marketing Voice: The Best Examples, Questions and Guides
    Among the many ways to stand out on social media—killer content, amazing visuals, specific formatting, and more—one that often gets overlooked is voice. We don’t want brands talking at us as if we are dollar signs. We want authentic communicati…
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • How to Perform an A/B Test on Headlines, Tweets, Traffic, and More
    Do you ever wonder how often you’re being A/B tested? The practice is so commonplace among websites and marketers these days that at any given point at any given website you could be part of a grand experiment in optimization. I often hope this is…
    - 9 days ago10 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • Introducing Buffer for iOS 7: The Easiest Way to Manage Social Media On The Go
    Social media sharing doesn’t just happen at a desk. It happens in the car, on the train, during a holiday – anywhere and everywhere. At Buffer, our goal is to provide you with the easiest possible way to share to your social accounts – even on-…
    - 10 days ago9 Apr 14, 12:30pm -

[RyanSpoon.com]

  • Introducing WatchESPN for Amazon Fire TV
    Today, Amazon released their new Fire TV – available immediately and priced at $99. As part of that announcement and release – WatchESPN has launched on the Fire TV, giving users access to ESPN’s suite of live programming and 1,000s of addition…
    - 17 days ago2 Apr 14, 9:40pm -
  • Introducing ESPN’s Tournament Challenge App
    Last night, the NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets were released… You can find your team among the field of 68 here. You can also follow your team – and make your bracket picks – with the new Tournament Challenge Application on iOS (iPhone + i…
    - 33 days ago17 Mar 14, 6:40pm -
  • 2013 in Review… A Few Great Tech Reads
    I am a sucker for year-end lists. I wanted to share a few great posts from ’13 – which is terribly far from complete… if you have other’s to share, please email or comment. In no order, whatsoever: - The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepren…
    - 31 Dec 13, 3:30pm -
  • My 2013 Digital Habits
    It’s an annual geeky, blogging tradition: share those products and services that have made their way into your daily routines. It’s a simple reflection on those experiences that have become meaningful, those that have become less relevant, and th…
    - 30 Dec 13, 6:47pm -
  • Facebook Extends Mobile Ad Units from Likes to Installs to Downloads to Purchases
    A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Facebook’s mobile “Install” ad units now driving movie downloads. Over the Christmas holiday, another format arrived: “Shop Now”. The unit itself is the same: a glossy, mid-stream ad that asks users to “S…
    - 29 Dec 13, 1:53pm -
  • Facebook’s Mobile App Install Ads Now Driving iTunes Movies, Downloads
    Facebook’s mobile app install units are a hit. In spring 2013, Facebook had announced that 25 million app downloads had been driven through the iTunes App Store and Google Play. At the time, over 40 of the top 100 top grossing apps for both iOS and…
    - 6 Dec 13, 10:15pm -
  • Black Friday, Email Marketing and GMail’s New Inbox
    It’s Saturday, the day after Black Friday, and my inbox is loaded with promotions about expiring offers, extended sales, and upcoming Cyber Monday. It reminded me that this shopping holiday relies heavily on email, GMail’s new format now has a ve…
    - 30 Nov 13, 12:48pm -

[Salesforce.com]

  • new4 Ways Managers Can Better Empower Their Sales Team
    It’s more important than ever for business leaders of today to empower their employees. Setting them up for success is all about allowing for collaboration and engagement, and abandoning the “command-and-control” management style of old. This i…
    - 20 hours ago18 Apr 14, 6:00pm -
  • newLinkedIn Selling for Small Business Owners
    Last year, I presented at a gathering of 50 small business owners and leaders. Most were younger than me. When I asked them about social selling, such as how many had LinkedIn profiles, less than a third did. When I asked how many of those had been o…
    - 21 hours ago18 Apr 14, 5:00pm -
  • new9 Top Priorities For B2B Sales Leaders
    Clearly, priority number one for the VP of Sales or Chief Revenue Officer is to make the number. As we move along in 2014, how are you doing on that goal? To meet and exceed your goals, you need a plan that will get you there, and a focus on...
    - 22 hours ago18 Apr 14, 4:00pm -
  • newDon’t Sell The Way You Buy
    Empathy in sales is great. Except when you take it too far and assume your prospects approach buying decisions the same way you do. I was concluding a training session that I was delivering in Florida for a national association. As I brought the prog…
    - 23 hours ago18 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • Why Twitter Lists Should Be Your #1 Resource for Social Selling
    Twitter Lists are arguably the most underutilized feature on Twitter. When it comes to social selling, they are unquestionably a tremendous asset that too few marketers and salesmen leverage. For starters, a Twitter List allows you to organize a spec…
    - 1 day ago18 Apr 14, 2:00pm -
  • 5 Best Practices for Increasing Sales with Live Chat Software
    There are hundreds of live chat programs on the market – each one claiming that they’re the easiest, most affordable, and most-used services on the web. But what does that mean for your customers? As a business owner, you need to be able to trans…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 7:00pm -
  • The Quick Social Media Guide to Event Planning
    Putting on a conference or an event isn’t easy. It is a lot of hard work and dedication. Until recently, marketing centered on cultivating targeted lists and relying on speakers to entice attendees to come and hear them speak. Marketing relied heav…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 6:00pm -

[iAcquire.com]

  • The Wolf of Link Street
    Any tactic meant to build unnatural links will eventually get smacked down. But building real relationships with influencers online is increasingly the method of choice for effective content amplification. This means you need to learn the most basic…
    - 3 days ago16 Apr 14, 11:30am -
  • How Can User-Generated Content Fit in Your Marketing Mix?
    Every brand would love to see users create content for them of their own free will, spontaneously firing off endorsements and love notes to the social stratosphere and carrying the promotional torch to a new generation of rabid fans. It's part of tha…
    - 5 days ago14 Apr 14, 1:15pm -
  • Treat Content Marketing Like an Ad Campaign
    Reimagine the power of content marketing through the lens of a creative brief.
    - 8 days ago11 Apr 14, 11:30am -
  • Escape From Content Marketing Wasteland
    Content marketing is growing at an unbelievably fast rate. Unfortunately, many seem to have let the discipline of quality and uniqueness suffer. We'll guide you out of the wasteland caused by toxic content.
    - 10 days ago9 Apr 14, 11:30am -
  • Data is a Strategic Marketing Asset
    Big data, marketing analytics and business intelligence are all strong trends supporting improved business decision making. However, there are three important considerations you must tackle to make success possible.
    - 12 days ago7 Apr 14, 6:07pm -
  • Creating Content for the Three Learning Styles
    Re-purposing content can serve a higher purpose than saving money and time: your customers’ learning style.
    - 15 days ago4 Apr 14, 9:30am -
  • iAcquire Talks with Digital Product Manager for Social Media at NBC Owned Television Stations
    Digital marketing is by no means an exact science and is rife with unknowns: How do you maintain unification with so many products to manage? How do you champion social media for a traditional organization? How do you integrate content strategy with…
    - 16 days ago3 Apr 14, 2:00pm -

[HubSpot.com]

  • An 8-Step Plan for Migrating to a New Marketing Automation Program
    Michael Freeman wasn’t psyched about having to migrate from one marketing automation system to another. But it had to be done. Last year Freeman’s employer, a telecom company called ShoreTel, moved from Eloqua to HubSpot, and it fell to Freeman,…
    - 2 days ago17 Apr 14, 4:00pm -
  • US Airways Tweet a Mayday for Real-Time Marketing?
    Nobody dislikes being left behind more than marketers. When one company breaks new ground, everyone rushes to follow. Oreo’s "Dunk in the Dark”  tweet during the 2013 Super Bowl blackout spawned copycat attempts from Domino’s, Victoria’s Sec…
    - 3 days ago16 Apr 14, 4:00pm -
  • Marketing Legend Guy Kawasaki Joins Canva, a Tiny Australian Startup
    Marketing legend Guy Kawasaki has a new gig – as “chief evangelist” for Canva, a cool startup based in Sydney, Australia. Canva makes a web-based tool that lets mere mortals make professional-looking designs using a simple drag-and-drop interfa…
    - 3 days ago16 Apr 14, 12:00pm -
  • Singer Mocked for `Let's Get Social' Is Loving the Attention, and Getting More Gigs!
    For the past two days, 22-year-old Mary McCoy has been mercilessly mocked and ridiculed by what feels like the entire internet — and she says she’s loving it. McCoy is the accidental “star” of a video called "Let's Get Social" that went mas…
    - 8 days ago11 Apr 14, 7:32pm -
  • Meet the Ad Guy Who Gets Paid to Kidnap People and Play Cruel Pranks
    Ray Wert has an awesome job. He runs a digital agency called Tiny Toy Car, and to hear him tell it, he basically gets paid to kidnap people and play evil pranks on them. Wert’s latest video, which I’ve embedded below, was sponsored by Pepsi Max.…
    - 9 days ago10 Apr 14, 2:28pm -
  • Study: Everyone Talks `Engagement,' Nobody Knows What It Means
    Engagement. We all talk about it. But does anyone even know what it means? Apparently not, according to Esteban Koslky, a consultant and customer strategist who last year surveyed 45 CMOs and got just about that many definitions for what engagement m…
    - 11 days ago8 Apr 14, 2:53pm -
  • Apple Marketing Boss: We Don't Need No Stinking Social Monitoring Tools!
    Apple’s senior vice president of marketing, Phil Schiller, has twice been ranked the most influential marketer in the world. But when it comes to social media, Schiller seems to be a bit of a Luddite. Or maybe he’s a genius whose instincts are s…
    - 12 days ago7 Apr 14, 8:45pm -

[Moz.com]

  • 6 Changes We Always Thought Google Would Make to SEO that They Haven't Yet - Whiteboard Friday
    Posted by randfishFrom Google's interpretation of rel="canonical" to the specificity of anchor text within a link, there are several areas where we thought Google would make a move and are still waiting for it to happen. In today's Whiteboard Friday,…
    - 2 days ago18 Apr 14, 12:17am -
  • The Holy Grail Of Building Communities: Developing A Strong Sense of Community
    Posted by RichardMillingtonNone of the technology released in the past five years has made us better at building communities.It's made it easier to build communities, but it hasn't made us better at building communities.In fact, much of it ha…
    - 3 days ago17 Apr 14, 12:17am -
  • Search Marketers Need to Evolve: Google is Rewarding Marketing Strategists
    Posted by RonGarrettIn the last three years at Distilled, I have sold approximately $5 million in marketing services to over 100 businesses. Initially, the vast majority of the business I sold was in search, but over time it has evolved to encompa…
    - 4 days ago16 Apr 14, 12:16am -
  • 10 Smart Tips to Leverage Google+ for Increased Web Traffic
    Posted by Cyrus-ShepardThis time, it's about engaged traffic.While checking our stats here at Moz, we noticed that while visits sent to us from Facebook keep decreasing, traffic from Google+ has started to appear significant by comparison.Whi…
    - 5 days ago15 Apr 14, 12:09am -
  • Getting hreflang Right: Examples and Insights for International SEO
    Posted by DaveSottimanoMost of us will remember the days in SEO where geotargeting was nearly impossible, and we all crawled to the shining example of Apple.com as our means of showcasing what the correct search display behaviour should be. Well, m…
    - 6 days ago14 Apr 14, 12:14am -
  • Getting Branded Searches Right - Whiteboard Friday
    Posted by randfishRanking for branded keywords is obviously quite a bit easier than for unbranded terms, but it takes some thought. We don't just want to send everyone through our homepages; it's far better to send them to the page that best answe…
    - 9 days ago11 Apr 14, 12:16am -
  • Content-Gap SEO: A Potentially Untapped Opportunity
    Posted by randfishNOTE: This post is mostly theoretical, but I hope potentially helpful and worthy of discussion.Over the last few years, and particularly since the advent of Hummingbird, I've noticed Google becoming more nuanced about the cont…
    - 10 days ago10 Apr 14, 12:17am -

[ReferralSaasquatch.com]

  • Startups and Smooth Scaling
    Businesses, particularly startups, can be pretty unpredictable. You know you have to put together a comprehensive business plan, but it’s vitally important to forecast. These are more than just mere formalities: it is actually expected of you, and…
    - 11 days ago9 Apr 14, 12:38am -
  • Cut the BS! Why Direct, Honest Communication Will Get You More Referrals
    When we were debating our referral program at Stride, we batted around all kinds of ideas. We thought the question was simple: “How can we generate as many referrals as possible?” But as we debated the merits of different programs and incentives,…
    - 11 days ago8 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • Support for non-payment system registered users
    Referral programs typically produce better results when more people can participate in them. Higher exposure, leads to more engagement, which leads to more referrals and signups. Referral SaaSquatch was originally built to only support users who were…
    - 47 days ago3 Mar 14, 3:44pm -
  • Congrats Emails on Trial Sign Up
    Many subscription services offer a free trial. However, most Referral SaaSquatch referral programs don’t give out rewards until referred users have begun to pay for the service. Today, this leaves a gap between when a referred user signs up, to whe…
    - 48 days ago3 Mar 14, 2:15am -
  • Sortable Participant Explorer
    Finding your best referral program participants by whatever metric you find important can be helpful for a number of reasons including sending personal outreach emails, special rewards, or determining how to encourage others to make more referrals. T…
    - 49 days ago2 Mar 14, 12:10am -
  • Change Your Referral Program Landing Pages
    If you talk to any web marketer about landing pages, they will tell you they are a key component in optimizing conversion rates. Displaying the right landing page, in the right situation, with the right call to action can make all the difference in a…
    - 49 days ago1 Mar 14, 11:53pm -
  • Segment.io Integrates with Referral SaaSquatch
    At Referral SaaSquatch we have always understood the importances of making installation as easy as possible for our users. Recently, the team at Segment.io has made integration even easier, by adding native support for Referral SaaSquatch to analyti…
    - 49 days ago1 Mar 14, 11:37pm -

[Segment.io]

  • Dashboard Metrics that Actually Work
    Everyone loves their wall-mounted dashboard, but startups rarely pick the right metrics to track. And tracking the wrong metrics is almost as bad as tracking nothing at all.
    - 58 days ago21 Feb 14, 12:00am -
  • Retention Analysis the Right Way
    This is an Analytics Recipe written by Natalie Issa from Woopra. Every week we'll feature a new recipe from a tool on the Segment.io platform.
    - 65 days ago14 Feb 14, 12:00am -
  • How to Make Your Perfect SaaS Dashboard
    This is an Analytics Recipe written by Charles Liu from KISSmetrics. Every week we'll feature a new recipe from a tool on the Segment.io platform.
    - 73 days ago6 Feb 14, 12:00am -
  • How to Deliver Amazing Support at Scale
    Amazing customer service is your startup's secret weapon against big competitors who just don't care. A great way to delight your users is to send them a "surprise personal" email. But that means lots of responses in your inbox every morning, so how…
    - 20 May 13, 12:00am -
  • The Newest Lean Startup Tool: Kickstarter
    Building a startup is a bit like trying to erect a bridge in the fog. You've made a significant up-front investment, hoping that people will want your product when you finally reach the other side. And that's assuming you even find the other side. It…
    - 7 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Need "Custom" Analytics? Not so Fast!
    Everyone's first month with Google Analytics is a wonderland. Graphs are coming out of your ears, and there's so much visibility into what your users are doing! But soon the weekly patterns become old news.
    - 24 Apr 13, 12:00am -
  • The Quickest Wins in SEO
    When experts talk about Search Engine Optimization they often talk about zillions of technical tips and tricks, but don't let that fool you into an endless checklist of code tweaks. What you should really focus on are the humans using the search engi…
    - 9 Apr 13, 12:00am -

[Unbounce.com]