Monthly Archives: August 2014

You don’t launch a successful blog. You build it.

By Jim Connolly. Katie found this out 9 months ago, when she invested almost $8000 on the design and launch of her new business blog. The blog is still floundering and Katie emailed me, to ask if I thought she … Continue reading

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Eliminating pain points: How to design an app that won’t get abandoned

By Marc Barach. Anyone who has gone through the process of building a mobile app knows it’s no small feat in spend, time and resources. It’s estimated that companies invest anywhere from $20,000 to $150,000 in app development. In today’s … Continue reading

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Learn more about your customers with new Pinterest Analytics

By Jason Costa. We often hear from businesses who change their product and marketing strategies based on insights they learn on Pinterest. For example, Lowe’s introduced a DIY-focused marketing strategy after learning that their “create-your-own-colorful-doormat” Pin got more than 200,000 … Continue reading

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Square Targets Small Business With Launch Of Online Booking Tool “Square Appointments”

By TechCrunch. Continuing its expansion beyond mobile payments, Square this morning has rolled out Square Appointments, an online appointment booking service aimed at small businesses, like beauty and hair salons, and other individuals looking to connect with their customers online. … Continue reading

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Antivirus pioneer John McAfee creates startup to help the little guy

By Dean Takahashi. John McAfee, the controversial founder of McAfee antivirus software, has started a new company called The Brown List aimed at helping people fight big problems. He made the announcement in a surprise appearance at a hacker conference … Continue reading

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Google is now ranking websites with HTTPS higher in its search results

By Jon Russell. Google has tweaked its search engine algorithms to ensure websites that use HTTPS encryption rank higher in search results. The company says it has run tests over the past few months which factor in whether a website … Continue reading

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How Not to Handle a Bad Yelp Review

By Patrick Clark. Well, now we know that fining people won’t work. After the New York Post reported that Chris Wagoner, owner of the Union Street Guest House, a Hudson, N.Y., hotel, wrote a clause into his guest policy asserting … Continue reading

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